GRAPHIC DESIGN (DS200)
Milwaukee Lutheran High School - Rm 300 – Mr. Jurss
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Explore current graphic design software in this comuter-based class. Use electronic media to discover design concepts. Advertising, packaging, poster, and other design activities are included with assignments from our school community. This is a ‘Mid-level’ course in the design Department and it fulfills the pre-requisite to Design Studio (DS300).
GRADING: Students earn points by completing quizzes, projects and activities. Progress reports will be sent home each 6 week marking period. There is a final exam in this course. We will follow the school grading scale all semester.
HOMEWORK: Though much of what we do will be done in the computer lab, there will be homework in this class. Instructions for homework, projects, & activities will be given in class. As the semester progresses, assignments can be found on the school webpage.
MATERIALS: Students need a pen or pencil everyday for this course. They will be given a folder for materials in this class. They will also be given an area (hanging file folder) to store materials in the computer lab.
TOPICS / UNITS: We will cover (not necessarily in this order) the following:
Adobe Illustrator CS2 basic functions
Adobe Illustrator CS2 advanced functions
Adobe Photoshop CS2 basic functions Output & Portfolio development
Career & education opportunities Advertising concepts
Design concepts Packaging concepts
MASTERY LEARNING: It is important that students understand (master) the concepts of this course. Some material is presented in a sequential manner and is important for upcoming concepts. Opportunities for appropriate project, quiz, & activity ‘re-do’s will be available as needed.
ABSENCE: Most of what is done in this course is done in the computer lab, during class time. Students who miss class time will be at a disadvantage. Many assignments have ‘hard deadlines’ because of various logistics and requirements. Students are encouraged to communicate with Mr. Jurss regarding upcoming or previous absences.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Students are expected to turn in their own work.
FREE PERIODS: Mr. Jurss has free periods 4 and 6. Please make arrangements to see him before school hours or during those free times if more help or clarification is needed.
CONTACT: Mr. Jurss can be reached at 414.461.6000 ext 247. Or firstname.lastname@example.org