Graphic Design & Printing


GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PRINTING I
Recommendations: Students should feel comfortable with basic computer operations as they will spend a great deal of time in our Mac Lab using programs for the Graphic Design industry.

In this course, students learn Principles of Design, Typography, Advertising and Logo Design, and various printing processes. Students in the Graphic Design and Printing I class will be using computer applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create original designs and printing processes such as silkscreen, offset, vinyl cut, and heat transfer. Students will produce original printed pieces using their creativity, problem solving skills, and new techniques learned in class.

Topics covered include photo manipulation/restoration, sublimation printing, finishing services, digital photography, customer service, and industry mathematics. Additional topics include business identity package, single color T-shirt design and production, multi-color T-shirt design and production, multi-color vinyl decal design and production, notepad design and production, poster design and output and participation in live jobs.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRINTING II
Prerequisites: Students who have successfully completed Graphic Design may apply. Applications will be considered based on a CATC rubric. Second Year students should be skilled in time management and should be self directed and self motivated.

Students enrolled in this second level course will improve their design and printing skills through the production of jobs for non-profit organizations and schools. Students will complete four color projects in offset printing and screen printing and one process color job in either area.

Advanced topics will include: business identity package, 4 color T-shirt design and production, multi-color vinyl decal design and production, 4 color notepad design and production, process color T-shirt or offset printing project, halftone reproduction on offset printing or screen printing.

Students will also complete live work projects, and they will also apply their skills by assisting first level students as student mentors.

 

Certifications Offered
OSHA 10 hour

College Credit Opportunities
Dual Enrollment with: Central Maine Community College