Fees: $10.00 for supplies

Learning Recommendations: Successful completion of Graphic Design 1 and in interest in computer based advertising /communication art and design.

General Description: In an environment much like a professional production studio, students will use Photoshop as well as drawing and layout programs, to design and print projects for real clients. Students will learn principles of design, layout techniques, and color theory. Student teams will manage the operation of the studio and monitor the quality of productions.


  • Principles of design
  • Layout techniques
  • Color theory

Strategies: Students learn through a combination of:

  • Hands on projects
  • Direct instruction
  • Team work
  • Use of technology

Equipment to be provided by student: None

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