• Digital Design II


    Welcome to Digital Design II. This course is intended for students who are interested in further developing their skills in graphic design, and may be considering pursuing graphic design in college. This course is rigorous and students will be held to the highest production and design standards. This course will address aspects of graphic design in a deeper and more philosophical way.


    In Digital Design II, students will learn:

                   Color, color libraries and color separation

                   Advanced Principles of design

                   Advanced Principles of type and typography

                   In-depth production and design

                   Advanced Photoshop skills

                   Logo creation in Illustrator

                   Presentation skills

                   How to create a portfolio for college and art schools

     

    Textbooks for Digital Design II:

    Because the world of Digital Advertising changes so rapidly, there is no text that is appropriate for this course. We will be using the Help menus within the CS5.5 versions of these different pieces of software, and will access Adobe’s website or search the internet for any answers to questions that Ms. Bratton cannot answer.

     

    Classroom Expectations:

    My classroom is a fluid and creative environment in which students thrive when they feel safe and engaged. I value creativity and respect. I insist that my students respect me, each other, and the equipment that we use. If we can create that respect, we will all learn and have fun doing it.
     

    Grading:

    Class projects - 6-8 during the semester:  10% each

    Students will be required to present their projects to the class and explain why they made the design choices they did. Presentations will count for a portion of their project grade.


    Meeting Project deadline: 20% of each projects' grade will be determined by timely completion of the project.

    Graphic Design is a field of tight deadlines and quick but accurate project completion. Meeting project deadlines will factor in to this semester's work far more heavily than it did in Digital Advertising.

    Consistent class participation and time management:  25%

    Class Participation will be assessed and posted on a weekly basis.

    Project Presentations in front of the class at the end of each assignment are part of the project grade and part of the project assessment rubric.

    Class Projects will be graded and posted one week after the project's completion.
     

    Late Work Policy:

    Graphic Design is a field of tight deadlines and quick but accurate project completion. Meeting project deadlines will factor in to this semester's work far more heavily than it did in Digital Advertising. If a student is absent, he or she is responsible to find out what they missed. All projects will have clearly set deadlines.


    Completion of the project by the deadline will factor into the final project grade.


    If a student has multiple absences, the student will be given 2 days after the project's original deadline to complete the project for full credit.


    If the project is not completed 2 days after the original deadline, the student will receive 50% credit for completed projects.

     

    Class Participation:

    This class is based entirely on projects that will be completed during class periods. Because class time is so important, poor or consistently tardy attendance will negatively impact a student’s grade. Consistent class participation will ensure a student’s success in this class.


    Class Participation will be assessed and posted on a weekly basis.

Last Modified on September 22, 2016