York Community High School

Graphic Communications 1 and 2

Course Teacher

Stolz III, Joseph (630) 617-2400 ex.7166 Graphic Communications Teacher jstolz@elmhurst205.org

Course Descriptions

#0581 Graphic Communications 1

Grades 9-12 /1 Semester—1.0 credit


Graphic Communications 1 will be devoted to an in-depth study of graphic design, photo editing, digital illustrations, and screen print technology.  Projects include photo retouching, designing and developing animated graphic ads, and creating advertising brochures using Adobe software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.  Students will also investigate post secondary education options and career opportunities in graphic communications and design.



#0583 Graphic Communications 2

Grades 9-12 /1 Semester —1.0 credit
May be repeated

Prerequisite: Graphic Communications 1 or the consent of the instructor

This course is an in-depth study of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign building upon skills learned in Graphic Communications 1. Students will create designs  appropriate for a variety of printing situations such as offset and digital printing, bindery operations, and single and multi-color screen printing on fabric. Student  projects include  photo manipulation, packaging designs, posters, and illustrations.  Employment and career opportunities in the field of graphic design will be discussed. 



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