Graphic Communications

Instructor: Delia Nelson
Email: delianelson@epschoolsri.com

The Graphic Communications program is a 4-year sequential program that prepares students for a career in the Graphics and Print Industry. Students will be exposed to a multitude of areas: Offset Printing, Color Theory, Layout and Design (Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC), Digital Photography, Sublimation Printing, Digital Plate Making, Finishing/Bindery Operations, Workplace Employability Skills, and Digital Printing. The areas of advertising, public relations, and entrepreneurship will also be covered. The use of current techniques, processes, tools, and materials will provide the students with marketable and transferable skills plus provide for a solid foundation to pursue a graphics career and/or begin a post-secondary education.

This program is nationally certified through PrintEd. PrintEd is a national accreditation program based on industry standards. Graduates of the PrintEd program can bring to the workplace an equivalent of six months on-the-job training.

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Graphic Communications 1

Prerequisite: Admission to the program via application process.

This course introduces students to the software, equipment and materials found in the Graphics/Print field. Students are introduced to navigating the Mac operating system on a day-to-day basis. The process of layout design is covered using Adobe InDesign CC to create various design projects utilizing the tools and functions of the software program. Students are also introduced to the operation of the table top folder and the hydraulic cutter as well as how to calculate cuts. Other topics covered in this course include: automatic folder operation, elements and principles of design, package design, digital printing, offset printing as well as sublimation printing.

This course is the first in a series of four PrintEd nationally certified courses through the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (http://www.gaerf.org/printed.aspx).

** Successful completion of this course meets the EPHS Technology Proficiency graduation requirement.

 

Graphic Communications 2

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Graphics 1. Permission from administration, guidance and instructor.

This course will allow students to develop design software skills, equipment use and various skills found in the Graphics/Print field. The process of image creation and editing is covered using Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 6 to create various design projects utilizing the tools and functions of the software program. Students are introduced to the use of a digital SLR camera and other equipment that is used in the digital photography field. In addition, this course will allow students to develop their skills in: automatic folder operation, offset printing, digital printing, sublimation printing.

This course is the second in a series of four PrintEd nationally certified courses through the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (http://www.gaerf.org/printed.aspx).

At the end of this course students test for the Adobe Certified Associate exam in Photoshop to achieve Adobe certification.

** Successful completion of Graphics 2 and Graphics 3 meets the EPHS Art Proficiency graduation requirement.

 

Graphic Communications 3

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Graphics 2. Permission from administration, guidance and instructor.

This course will allow students to further develop design software skills, equipment use and various skills found in the Graphics/Print field.

The process of vector graphic creation is covered using Adobe Illustrator CC to create various design projects utilizing the tools and functions of the software program. Students are introduced to advanced package design, logo creation, character creation as well as small book creations. In addition, this course will allow students to develop their skills in: automatic folder operation, offset printing digital printing, and sublimation printing as well as live work jobs.

This course is the third in a series of four PrintEd nationally certified courses through the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (http://www.gaerf.org/printed.aspx).

At the end of this course students test for the Adobe Certified Associate exam in Illustrator to achieve Adobe certification.

** Successful completion of Graphics 2 and Graphics 3 meets the EPHS Art Proficiency graduation requirement.

 

Graphic Communications 4

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Graphics 3. Permission from administration, guidance and instructor.

This course will allow students to further enhance design software skills, equipment use and various skills found in the Graphics/Print field.

The process of creating motion graphics is covered using Adobe After Effects CC in conjunction with Adobe Illustrator CC to create various design projects utilizing the tools and functions of the software programs. This course will allow students to enhance their skills in: automatic folder operation, digital printing, sublimation printing, layout and design and live work jobs.

This course is the fourth in a series of four PrintEd nationally certified courses through the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (http://www.gaerf.org/printed.aspx).

 

 

 

 

 

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