Courses of Study: Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication

Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication, Grade 9 - 12, Digital Design, 2009

1.) Apply personal and shop safety rules, regulations, and procedures for using media in a safe and responsible manner, including cleaning, storing, and replenishing supplies.

2.) Demonstrate various computer operations using industry standard software for word processing, illustrating, photo manipulating, and scanning.

•  Utilizing vector and raster graphics, Universal Serial Bus (USB), fire wire, digital camera, printers, data video projector, digital video recorder (DVR)
3.) Explain the history and development of typography, including the classification of type families, the historic evolution of type, type selection, spacing, and the manipulation of the letterform.

•  Explaining styles, selection, production, and psychology of typography
•  Demonstrating knowledge of manuscripts, spacing, proofreading, headlines, and copy fitting
4.) Demonstrate advanced application of the digital design process.

•  Using proper procedures and theory in composition for digital design
Examples: elements, principles, marketing strategies, color theory, audience identification, cost analysis

5.) Utilize drawing and rendering techniques and advanced illustration skills for digital design.

6.) Create digital designs while refining desktop publishing skills.

•  Determining appropriate files and file formats for various digital imagery
Examples: Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), graphic interchange format (GIF), Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)

•  Creating entrepreneurship desktop publishing projects
Example: creating a business, producing a school newspaper or newsletter

7.) Formulate ideas from a concept to a marketable digital design product.