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Visual Design

Instructor: Ms. Kristine Kelly, Email me! 317-259-5265 x44009

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One or two year program, two or three hours per day

Prerequisite(s):  None (Beneficial to have had high school level art classes)

Related College or Technical School majors: Advertising, Animation, Art, Fashion Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Print Media, Screen Printing, Web Design, and Visual Communications

Job Opportunities:  Graphic Designer, Advertising, Freelance Artist, Illustrator, Web Designer

Certification(s) available: PrintED/SkillsUSA Student Certifications in specific subject areas

Dual Credit: 6 credits from Ivy Tech

Youth Organization:  SkillsUSA

ATTENTION, this class is only for students who want to have fun while they learn and who are considering pursuing art as a career. Visual Design & Advertising is the place to start for a future in graphic design, animation, interior or fashion design. Whether a beginner or experienced in computer design, students who enjoy drawing or creating computer art will find this class rewarding. No previous computer design experience is necessary. Throughout the year students will build a portfolio for college and work placement. Monthly college and industry guest speakers visit and share up to date information. Students will design advertising and promotional materials including logos, corporate identity packages, T-shirts, CD booklets, menus, cereal boxes, plus many other projects; learning layout, illustration, and computer design techniques. Students will also have the opportunity to have their designs printed, working with our in-house print shop. Students who are serious about design, organized, independent workers able to manage several different projects simultaneously will find this course beneficial. A strong emphasis will be placed on the development of design ideas, problem solving skills, client projects and presentations.

Supply cost to student: Art kit, $60.00 to $90.00 containing all the supplies needed for the year (and second year if applicable) also includes student membership to youth organization contests (all students compete as part of our curriculum) and also includes our class sweatshirt that the students design, vote on, and work with a screen printer to produce. This is a mandatory supply kit that must be purchased the first week of class, available in the JEL bookstore. All students must also have professional dress clothes for presentation days.

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Upcoming Events:

May 12, 6:30pm - J-Fest, Concert in JEL Front Lawn
May 13 - TEC-TAC Competition
May 18 - Last Day for Sending Schools
May 24 - Last Day for NC students