St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

Building Futures - Creating Meaningful Lives

Graphic Communications

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Graphic Communications is a two-year, 900-hour course on the subjects of graphic design, animation and multimedia to prepare students to enter a career in publishing or multimedia design.

Students will master skills in digital photography, image manipulating and editing, visual public presentations, web page design, desktop publishing, 2D and 3D animation, and digital video production. Many of the software programs utilized in the course are used by today's graphic media professionals.

Students will also master the principles of typography, layout and design, color theory, animation techniques, image composition, camera angles, script writing, public speaking, and fundamental publishing practices.
 
Academic Credits
Please check with your school or CTE Guidance Counselor on additional academic credits available within this Career and Technical Education course. GC
 
Career Opportunities
  • Layout Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Offset Printer
  • Computer Graphic Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Publication Designer
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Animation Artist
  • Video Producer
  • Package Designer
  • Retail Display Designer
  • And Many More
 
 
 
Units of Credit
Orientation and Classroom Safety - Preparing to Enter the World of Work - Communication Concepts - Evolution and Communication Media - Basic Computer Operations, Troubleshooting, and the Network Server - Electronic Spectrum and Telecommunications – Design, plan, and give effective public presentations with PowerPoint - Introduction to the Internet and Web page Design - Video Production Theory - Digital Video Production with Adobe Premiere –2D Animations with Adobe Flash –3D Animation with Carrara Pro - Introduction to Desktop Publishing - The Network Server - History and Evolution of Printing - Printing Services - Print Shop Organization - Printing Customs - Copyright - Cost Estimation - Design Principles - Typography - Color Theory - Digital Imaging Basics - Digital Photography – Desktop publishing with InDesign- Image editing with Adobe Photoshop - Internship/Work Shadowing - Career Planning-Student Portfolio
 
Articulation Agreements and Dual Enrollment
The St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, partnering with post-secondary education institutions, has agreements that provide students with possible college credits and/or incentives if they choose to pursue post-secondary education and training.
 
 
No student shall, on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age or weight, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to unlawful discrimination under any career and technical education program or activity.  
 


Centers

1000 Park Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
(315) 393-4570
(315) 393-4724 fax
 
Instructor: Ronald Shirtz

3606 Route 58
Gouverneur, NY 13642
(315) 287-3590
(315) 287-2720 fax 
  
Instructor: Molly Ladouceur
 
 
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