Level 1 - Foundation Year:
“Level One” is considered our “Foundation Year” Students will incorporate a broad spectrum of disciplines integrating art, technology, and academics.
I - Adobe InDesign
Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices, and student resources, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of computer publication layout design software (Adobe InDesign) by producing a completed digital print design project that shows the use of 8 or more tools. (i.e.; type tool, path tool, image import, etc.)
601 - Research the history of advertising design.
602 - Apply elements and principles of design.
603 - Interpret a creative or design brief.
604 - Produce thumbnails, roughs and comprehensive.
Career Path: Fine Artist, Illustration
101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.
102 - List occupational requirements.
103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.
What do you use Adobe InDesign for?
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Adobe developed InDesign for the desktop publishing market, and it's primarily used to layout newspapers, magazines, books, posters and flyers. Pretty much anything with large amounts of text should go straight into InDesign.
The Visual Communications Program has a heavy focus on the traditional drawing, although drawing techniques are discussed and reviewed in class, the majority of class time needs to be used learning software applications and tools that are not readably available at the student home. In most cases colleges still expect to see a minimum of 8 to 10 traditional drawing pieces. Also a final study completed in traditional drawing could takes as long as 8 to 15 hours if not even longer depending on the subject matter and size.