The course covers the principles of graphic design, graphics, typography, basic illustration, use of color, page layout, advertising, digital photography, and portfolio development. Working with the latest graphics software and technology, students create brochures, posters, magazine covers, layouts, signs, logos and more. Students will learn how to apply their artistic talents to today’s market, beyond pencil and pen, to the computer and using the internet. A student’s mastery of skills will be measured by testing and completion of standards based projects. This program is an excellent opportunity for students planning to pursue post secondary education in graphics, or a design related field.