The Advertising Design and Animation Program of Study prepares students for careers as commercial and graphic designers in the fields of advertising marketing editorial design and public relations. This Program of Study allows students to create digital art and develop a portfolio of work.

This course is a great option for students who have an interest in art and photography.
The course focuses on design layout, graphic design, photo manipulation, and illustration using iMac computers and traditional media.

Students will learn to draw basic geometric and organic forms in perspective, showing texture
and tone. Students will be encouraged to create decorative illustrations and product advertisements. The Elements of Art and Principles of Design will be emphasized to develop digital creativity.

Program participants will learn the process of creating basic animation in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Fireworks. Students who continue to year two will study more advanced techniques of animation using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe Fireworks, and Adobe Edge.

Continuing students will also develop skills in Web Design and WebPage graphic creation using Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Fireworks.

Graphic design and animation projects will be created using iMac computers utilizing the Adobe CS5 and CS6 Master Suite software package.