Objective:
Identify and define the Elements and Principles of Design.

Method:
Work through teacher led discussion over the eight elements and eight principles of design. The students will take notes and create a blog post. Define each element and principle, give a graphical representation of each and explain the example you chose.

Turn In:
Your post should be complete and published by Wednesday, August 31.

Graphic Design is offered as a dual credit course with Blinn College. Students can earn a total of 6 college credit hours for completing this course.

Objective:
Learning to use the basic shape tools as well as other time saving tools like the Shapebuilder tool.

Method:
Use this tutorial to create a basketball player in your own likeness. You can be creative with your color choices.

Turn in:
Once you finish, save both an uncompressed .AI and a compressed .PNG file into your Illustrator folder and post the .PNG file to your blog with an explanation of the project steps, what tools you used, and what issues you had to overcome. You will also submit your .AI file in to the ExamDrop folder.

Objective:
Time management and organization are key to success in any field of study. Discover ways to help master them in your daily life.

Method:
Work through teacher led discussion over file management and organization. We will discuss the importance of time management and ways to be successful in this class. Students will take notes that can later be used on quiz.

Objective:
Gain an understanding of proper computer ethics and discuss the laws of copyright and fair use as they pertain to Graphic Design.

Method:
Work through teacher led discussion over copyright laws and computer ethics. Students will take notes that can later be used on quiz.

Objective:
Understand the class procedures and expectations.

Method:
We will discuss the course syllabus, get to know each other through the Information Sheet, and get signed up for the necessary class accounts.