This two-year design program offers students the opportunity to learn artistic theory, develop creative thinking techniques, and gain technical skills in industry standard software. Through a diverse project base the program’s curriculum balances the creative and technical aspects of design, which result in students who can produce innovative, sophisticated solutions from start to finish. Students will design a variety of projects including posters, brochures, newsletters, invitations, book covers, logos, menus, product packaging, short animations, web graphics, and digital image retouching/editing. Many of these projects will be actual live jobs from sending schools and the community. Students will manage project schedules while developing relationships with clients and vendors. Equipped with iMacs, printers, and essential design software like Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Flash and Dreamweaver, the Graphic Design studio is a space dedicated to encompassing technology and cultivating creativity among students.
Concurrent Enrollments & Certifications
The Graphic Design program has two concurrent enrollments with Southern Maine Community College:
CNMS-121 Digital Foundations (3 Credits)
ARTS-130 2D Design (3 Credits)
Students, in good standing, have the opportunity to earn certification as an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) or earn an Assessment with PrintED/SkillsUSA.
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Career Paths: Graphic Designer, Freelance Artist, Animator, Web Designer, Illustrator, Production Designer, Advertising Specialist, Marketing Consultant, Art Director, Photographer.
Generally, the afternoon session is comprised of second year (Junior & Senior) design students. Second year students continue to develop the skill-set and foundations of design developed in the first course of Graphic Design. Mrs. Farmer works individually with seniors in areas of college and career planning, as well as portfolio development.
This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri from 11:45 am to 1:45 pm for 40 weeks.
This course is held at WCTC in room Graphic Design.
Course ID: GD-PM