Enrichment Experience Mandala (Grades 9-12)
It takes skill to balance composition, cleverly use white space, and arrange visuals to effortlessly communicate with the eyes. If you are drawn to the idea of creating graphic elements, then a career in digital design may be for you! In this course, you will learn the basic principles of design while using the tools needed to succeed in the industry. You will design objects for specific purposes and audiences as well as how to work with and focus on the client. You’ll also explore how to market yourself and open your own design business all while building a portfolio of your work samples. Let’s align your skills and dreams today for a career in digital design!
During this course, you will learn career-related skills and earn a badge for this accomplishment. A badge is a digital certification of your career-related learning that you can share on social media or with higher education platforms, colleges, potential employers, peers, and colleagues. Select this link to learn more about badges.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of graphic design by summarizing the history of graphic design, describing the effects of technology on graphic design, and explaining how graphic design affects culture.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of careers in graphic design by categorizing graphic design careers, describing required skills and education, and explaining the importance of graphic design organizations.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the skills needed for working in the field of graphic design by describing required computer skills, summarizing essential communication skills, and explaining how to work with digital images.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of graphic design tools by differentiating raster-based and vector-based software and explaining UI/UX software.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of graphic design fundamentals by explaining elements and principles of design and creating a graphic design portfolio.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of effective print design by describing layout design and explaining elements of document design as well as printing processes.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of typography by explaining typographic terminology, differentiating typeface families, and evaluating typographic design.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of using color in graphic design by describing characteristics of color and explaining color theory and digital formats.
Unit 1: What is Graphic Design?
Unit 2: Careers in Graphic Design
Unit 3: Skills for Success
Unit 4: Finding the Right Tools
Unit 5: Graphic Design Basics
Unit 6: Print Design
Unit 7: The Art of Typography
Unit 8: Understanding Color
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