Digital Design & Creation

Digital Design & Creation

Create and Connect

Students will create digital content using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for customers in the West Valley School District. Students will learn the process of designing and creating apparel in the hands-on work environment of the WVHS CTE Print Shop. Students will also develop an understanding of how costs, revenue, and profit affect small businesses as they help to run the WVHS CTE Print Shop.

Career options & salary range

  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Production Artist
  • Product Developer
  • Multimedia Artist or animator
  • Freelancer

Skills learned

  • Operations and Creation in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Using print ready software Garment Creator
  • Pretreatment and Process of garments from start to finish
  • Inventory and organization of small business
  • Real world applications for skills in the design and apparel career
Grade
9

Students will be able to take a variety of classes in the Digital Design and Creation Pathway with flexibility throughout their high school career.

Your Contact

Program of Study Lead

Jana Whitfield

Digital Design & Creation

(509) 972-3658

whitfieldj@wvsd208@org

  • Pathways

  • After graduation

    There are many job opportunities available right out of high school.

    Students can work at a print shop, custom apparel shop, become an illustrator, graphic designer, photographer, or freelancer.

  • Two-year options

    Technical education to specialize in design industry.

    Career paths can include: freelancer, web design, animator, illustrator, photographer, videographer.

  • Four-year options

    Pursue a bachelor's degree in graphic design, art & design, advertising, and more.

    Career paths can include: film and video editor, production artist, art director, creative director, architecture and engineering drafter, product developer, marketing manager, user experience (UX) designer, user interface (UI) designer, animator, or illustrator.

Required Courses
Photo Design 0.5
Amped Design 101 0.5
Amped Design 102 0.5
Graphic Design Production 101 0.5
Graphic Design Production 102 1.0
3.0 credit(s)
Recommended Coursework
Yearbook 101 0.5
Yearbook 102 0.5
1 credit(s)

Courses

Photo Design ‐ 0.5 Credit(s)

Duration ‐ One semester

Prerequisite ‐ None

Fees and Costs ‐ None

Course Overview

This class will explore the basics of digital photography, with a focus on the Elements of Art and the Principals of Design. Fun prompts that put creativity at the forefront. A focus will also be on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to bring creations to life.

Student Learning Objectives

  • Students will focus on creating visually pleasing images using the Elements of Art and Principals of Design.
  • Operations and Creation in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator

Amped Design 101 ‐ 0.5 Credit(s)

Duration ‐ One semester

Prerequisite ‐ None

Fees and Costs ‐ None

Course Overview

This class is a Freshman level class that is co-taught with a math teacher. Students will learn the ins and out of running an apparel business at the high school. Students will create and design images that are print ready and sold to clubs/sports/and any district associated department. Students will learn how cost, profit, and revenue work in a small business.

Student Learning Objectives

  • Operations and Creation in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Using print ready software Garment Creator
  • Pretreatment and Process of garments from start to finish
  • Inventory and organization of small business
  • Real world applications for skills in the design and apparel career

Amped Design 102 ‐ 0.5 Credit(s)

Duration ‐ One semester

Prerequisite ‐ Amped Design 101

Fees and Costs ‐ None

Course Overview

This class is a Freshman level class that is co-taught with a math teacher. Students will learn the ins and out of running an apparel business at the High school. Students will create and design images that are print ready and sold to clubs/sports/and any district associated department. Students will learn how cost, profit, and revenue work in a small business.

Student Learning Objectives

  • Operations and Creation in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Using print ready software Garment Creator
  • Pretreatment and Process of garments from start to finish
  • Inventory and organization of small business
  • Real world applications for skills in the design and apparel career

Graphic Design Production 101 ‐ 0.5 Credit(s)

Duration ‐ One semester

Prerequisite ‐ Photo Design or a Media/Marketing class

Fees and Costs ‐ None

Course Overview

This is an entry level course that teaches students the design process on the computer. Fundamental skills in Photoshop and Illustrator will allow the students to successfully design print ready images on to apparel for the High School Apparel print shop. This is a hands-on class with a focus on creativity and production.

Student Learning Objectives

  • Operations and Creation in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Using print ready software Garment Creator
  • Pretreatment and Process of garments from start to finish
  • Inventory and organization of small business
  • Real world applications for skills in the design and apparel career

Graphic Design Production 102 ‐ 1 Credit(s)

Duration ‐ One semester

Prerequisite ‐ Graphic Design Production 101

Fees and Costs ‐ None

Course Overview

This is an upper level course filled with students that enjoy creating designs and working through the printing process. Fundamental skills in Photoshop and Illustrator will allow the students to successfully design print ready images on to apparel. This is a hands-on class with a focus on creativity and production.

Student Learning Objectives

  • Operations and Creation in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Using print ready software Garment Creator
  • Pretreatment and Process of garments from start to finish
  • Inventory and organization of small business
  • Real world applications for skills in the design and apparel career

Yearbook 101, 102 ‐ 1 Credit(s)

Duration ‐ Two semesters

Prerequisite ‐ None

Fees and Costs ‐ None (Students must sell two advertisement spaces in the yearbook.)

Course Overview

In this class, you’ll carry the responsibility of marketing and producing the school yearbook. Units will be taught in yearbook layout, design, and photography. You will be expected to spend additional time after school, in the evenings, and on weekends to complete assignments and meet deadlines when necessary.

Student Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate an awareness of yearbook processing and products
  • Identify various printed products in the industry
  • Show an understanding of concepts involved with the printing industry
  • Develop an interest for craftsmanship by using basic skills to evaluate work
  • Cooperate with peers to complete assignments
  • Understand the language employed in the field
  • Understand and apply good printing layout procedures
  • Practice judgment in utilization of materials