Photo Illustration is a 24 credit program that introduces a range of photographic, designand graphic design skills, including camera operation, light control,principles of color and composition for 2 dimensional work, and a range ofindustry standard software programs and applications. Professional practicesand career paths are explored and all students complete a portfolio of work toprepare them for entry into the job market.
Career opportunities are stronger for self-employment, butentry level jobs in assisting, retail, post-production and marketing are alsopossible. Skills gained in this program are also valuable in related fieldssuch as video production or social media management.
Students who complete the program will demonstrate professional level proficiency in utilizing photography and graphic design to create expressive original works, appropriate for use in various applications including fashion and editorial, advertising and fine art.
Students will acquire a working knowledge of current graphic design and photographic software programs, including specific understanding of the strengths and appropriate applications of each program and an ability to work between the programs for strong outcomes.
Students will complete a professional portfolio and accompanying promotional materials appropriate for use in seeking employment in areas of design and media, such as advertising, editorial and fashion production, fine art and social media.
5 completers annually
The program is designed for students who have interests and inclinations in photography, graphic design and creative software application and plan to become a professional photographer, designer, or editor, or to work in areas of the publishing, advertising and/or social media industry. Targeted students include high school students and recent high school graduates working towards their first career, as well as persons returning to the workforce, changing careers, or enhancing skills for their existing career, including those who may already have graphic design or photography skills. It also includes retired workers who are considering part-time employment.
The program requires introductory level courses in 2-D design, photography and graphic design.
Student will also take intermediate level electives in both photography and graphic design, according to individual areas of interest and personal goals.
All student complete a capstone course designed to prepare students for entry into the job market by preparing a professional portfolio, website and promotional materials.
(Y1 or S1)
|Introduction to Photography|
Design and Color
|Graphic Design 1|
Photo 31, 45 or 151
Intermediate Photography, DSLR Videography or Pro Photo Intro
Art 45B, 45C or 46C
Graphic Design II, Typography or Illustration II