2017-2018 Friday Elective Courses

Middle and High School

Class A

Graphic Design

A course in Graphic Arts Technology provides students with an understanding of the processes and systems common to careers in publishing, printing, and other forms of media distribution. Representative topics include graphic design concepts; art and copy preparation; image generation and editing; desktop publishing; on-demand publishing; school yearbook and magazine layout; advertising and promotion; printing technology; binding and finishing; and screen printing.

Students will be committed to lifelong learning as they grow individually, participate in groups, think analytically, create artistic products, and contribute to production of a major project. Students will use free design programs such as Canva to create projects that will be printed in traditional and digital formats.

Class Requirements: Personal Laptop to have in class each day, Gmail account (School Provided), and Google Drive Account

 

Class B

Newspaper

Students will have hands-on experience in the process of producing a newspaper. A weekly press will be sent out. The students are responsible for gathering the information, writing, and editing their pieces. Every week, each student will be responsible for a different section of the newspaper. Cooperation with the photography class will be a requirement wherein students will learn the concept of interdepartmental communication. Assignments are to be completed during the week and presented for final editing in class on Fridays. Students will receive a “press badge” to wear when interviewing within the school.

Class Requirements: Personal Laptop to have in class each day, Gmail account (School Provided), and Google Drive Account