Digital Arts and Design
Jerry Monroe, CDD
Room Number: 313-315
Digital Arts & Design I-lll is a foundational course in the Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications cluster for students interested in art and design professions. The primary aim of this course is to build a strong understanding of the principles and elements of design and the design process. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to utilize industry tools to conceptualize and create communications solutions which effectively reach targeted audiences. Students will acquire basic skills in illustration, typography, and photography. Standards in this course include career exploration, an overview of the history of design, basic business management, and legal issues. In addition, students will begin compiling artifacts for inclusion in a digital portfolio, which they will carry with them throughout the full sequence of courses in this program of study. Standards in this course are aligned with Tennessee State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in Technical Subjects, Tennessee State Standards in Mathematics, Tennessee Visual Art standards, and Tennessee Visual Art History standards. Flexibility is built in to offer this course for either one or three credits.
DIGITAL ARTS AND DESIGN I – lll
A copy of the text book and other class materials: available up on request.
Introduction to Design
Elements and Principles of Design
Introduction to the Design Process
Introduction to Design Software
Ethical & Legal Issues
Methods of Instruction
Student Organization (SkillsUSA)
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Mission Statement: SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.
SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. One (1) Year membership $25