Fees: $10.00

Learning Recommendations: Student should have an interest in computer based advertising/ communication art and design.

General Description: Explore Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as image manipulation and design tools. Learn how to use photos to create both art and business media. Apply principles of color theory and design. Learn how to use drawing programs and illustration tools to create special effects. Discover career and job opportunities that employ skills learned in this class.


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Image manipulation
  • Equipment such as digital cameras and scanners
  • Color theory
  • Design theory

Strategies: Students learn through a combination of:

  • Hands on projects
  • Direct instruction
  • Exploration
  • Use of technology

Equipment to be provided by student: None

Note: This course counts as a fine art credit for graduation but may not meet the four-year college admissions requirement for Fine/Visual/Performing Arts.