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VAPA - Graphics

Enables students to develop basic commercial art skills. Students will use basic typography, layout, and design techniques to create images and products that reflect knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design to attract and influence consumers.

Enables students to develop intermediate-level commercial art skills. Students will use intermediate-level typography, layout, and design techniques to create images and products that reflect knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design to attract and influence consumers.

Enables students to develop advanced commercial art skills. Students will use advanced typography, layout, and design techniques to create images and products that reflect knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design to attract and influence consumers.

This course is designed to provide instruction in design skills and typography.

An introductory course in 35mm camera operation. The use of various light meters in the 35mm cameras, as well as handheld light meters, will be reviewed. Focusing systems are considered. Film types are compared to lighting conditions for proper exposure. Film loading and unloading are considered. The reciprocal value of apertures and shutter speeds are

The guidelines of composing within the photographic frame are discussed. Posing one or more subjects for portraiture in the studio is considered. The guidelines for setting up a still life are introduced. Other rules for arranging groups, determining format, color harmony, and perspective are introduced.

This course is designed to expose the student to lighting techniques the coping of prints and employability skills.

This course is designed to expose the student to lighting techniques the coping of prints and employability skills.


Students explore the fundamental concepts, terminology, techniques, and applications of digital imaging to create original work. The instructional focus will be on film. Students produce digitally animated images through the single or combined use of computers, digital cameras, digital video cameras, scanners, photo editing software, drawing and painting software, graphic tablets, printers, new media, and emerging technologies. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own work and that of their peers to measure artistic growth. This course incorporates hands-on activities, the use of technology, and the consumption of art materials.

Students explore the intermediate concepts, terminology, techniques, and applications of digital imaging to create original work. The instructional focus will be on film. Students produce digitally animated images through the single or combined use of computers, digital cameras, digital video cameras, scanners, photo editing software, drawing and painting software, graphic tablets, printers, new media, and emerging technologies. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own work and that of their peers to measure artistic growth. This course incorporates hands-on activities, the use of technology, and the consumption of art materials.