Graphic Arts & Printmaking I

Course Number: 610

Open To:
Grades 10-12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Visual & Performing Arts “F” requirement. Satisfies one semester of the VAPA graduation requirement.

Course Description:
Graphic Arts and Printmaking I is a basic introduction to the graphic art processes. Students will be introduced to elements of composition through the elements and principles of design with the final goal of producing digital camera-ready art. The course will familiarize students with cameras, computers, and software programs that are used in graphic design and printmaking (InDesign and Photoshop CS6).

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Graphic Design Solutions, 5th edition by Robin Landa. ISBN: 978-1-285-08517-3

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes