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Graphic Imaging Technology

Graphic designers create visual concepts by hand and by using computer graphics software to communicate ideas and images that inspire, inform, or captivate target audiences. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, corporate reports, websites and more. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that many of these workers are employed in specialized design services, publishing, advertising, public relations and related service industries.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This class focuses on various publishing and electronic presentation methods, digital photography, computer graphic illustration, creative art and drawing, printing methods and processes, animation for web pages, file management techniques, etc. Students will be introduced to current software used in the industry such as Adobe Illustrator, In Design, Photoshop, and Keynote as well as electronic file management.

TO BE SUCCESSFUL

Students in this class are creative and enjoy hands-on activities, and those who are most successful are able to prioritize and manage multiple projects. Strong art and computer background and the ability to work independently and as a team member are helpful skills.

Textbook reading level: 10th grade.

RELATED CAREERS

*Completion of this program could lead to careers in:
Graphic Design
Printing
Advertising
Illustration
Web Site Design
Photography
Computer Animation

*Note: Additional education may be required.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT*

1.0 Visual & Performing Arts
0.5 4th Math
1.0 3rd Science requirement
1.0 World Languages (in lieu of)
Online Learning Experience

*Only your local high school can award academic credit. See your counselor for more information.

COLLEGE CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES*

Baker College
Davenport University
Ferris State University
Jackson College
Washtenaw Community College

*College credit can only be awarded by the college or university. Certain requirements must be met outside of completing the class.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION

SkillsUSA

INSTRUCTOR

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Joel Beutler brings over 30 years in the graphic imaging/printing industry to the classroom. He has experience at both hand- and computer-graphics production and was the art director for two different national firms. He has a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree from the University of Toledo.

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Teaching Assistant

Justin Myers obtained his bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights University with a focus in digital imaging and graphic illustration. He currently teaches graphic design courses at Jackson College, as an adjunct professor and has taught numerous adult-learning courses and summer camps at the LISD TECH Center in the areas of: graphic imaging, web-page layout and design and computer animation.