Section Six - Overview

Why do you need to Sketch

Sketching gives people the freedom to consider every wild idea without the fear of making a mistake. This is a creative, generative process that can not only discover great ideas but create better teamwork. With lots of ideas on the table teams down into fuller, more amazing decisions in our products.

Level One / First Year Students

Adobe Photoshop – Hours: 20
 

Student Goals:
Students will use the Adobe Photoshop software to create pieces related to the art and design field.

Purpose:
Adobe Photoshop is one three software pieces every student must know.

Student Objectives:

Adobe Photoshop
Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices, and student resources, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of computer design software (rasterized image artwork - Adobe Photoshop) by producing a completed digital photo manipulation project that shows the use of 8 or more tools. (i.e.; type tool, path tool, clone tool, etc.)


Tasks:

501 Execute image scanning procedures.

502 Identify the properties of vector and raster images.

509 - Demonstrate use of input, output and storage devices.
510 - Demonstrate appropriate use of different file formats.

 

Career Path: Fine Artist, Illustration

101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.

102 - List occupational requirements.

103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.

Exploratory Project:

Soft Pastels

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Level Two / Second Year Students

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Basic Watercolor – Hours: 20
 

Student Goals:
Students will experiment with watercolor as a medium.

Purpose:
Watercolor gives the students an effective way to play with color in a very relaxed transparent style.

Student Objectives:

Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices and student resources, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the art and design careers, by producing various portfolio based projects the demonstrate the skills and knowledge established by the Program Of Study, to a task completion rate of 80% or higher after 2 years in the program.


Tasks:

PA302 - Design basic geometric and organic forms showing texture and tone.
PA307 - Create value with the use of layering.
PA305 - Design from direct observation.

 

Career Path: Graphic Designer

101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.

102 - List occupational requirements.

103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.

Exploratory Project:

Pen & Ink

Level Three / Third Year Students

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Photography/Video – Hours: 20

 

Student Goals:
Students will be introduced to the concepts of basic film and video editing using the green screen set up.

Purpose:
Basic photography skills are so important in today’s digital design world. Whether its a photo for a website or a product shot for an advertisement. Photography is a must-have skill in today's design world.

Student Objectives:
By June, the Visual Communications students, along with lectures, guided practices, multiple projects and various technique examples, the students will be able to set up and complete a setup a basic 45-second green screen video with little or no assistance, as documented in their portfolio.

 

Tasks: PA800 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
801 - Operate digital camera and accessories.
802 - Compose a photograph through the lens.

201 - Operate equipment incorporating ergonomics.

202 - Use computer hardware, software and electronic equipment safely.

Career Path: Photography

101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.

102 - List occupational requirements.

103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.

Exploratory Project:

Type Font Design