Hart Career Center
Graphic Arts

Introduction to Graphic Design
1 hour – 2 semesters
Grades Eligible: 9, 10, 11, 12

In this one hour class, Mexico students will have the opportunity to learn the Mac OS on individual IMac computers. Students will receive and have access to online Adobe Creative Cloud applications using their personal Mexico email address.

This introductory graphic design class will give the student a brief look at design principles, typography, color theory and more. Working with first and second year design students will give the intro student an overview of the class and basic skills.

Graphic Design I
2 semesters – 3 hour block
Grades Eligible: 11, 12

In this course, students will have the opportunity to learn the Mac OS on individual IMac computers. Adobe Creative Cloud applications Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign will be studied. Each student will receive and have access to online Adobe Creative Cloud applications using their personal Mexico email address. These apps are cloud based and allow students to work on projects in class and at home given they have adequate computer and internet access.

This graphic design/visual communication class will familiarize students with design principles, typography, color theory and more. Students will learn to design posters, business cards, brochures, t-shirts and more. The basics of digital photography, vinyl banner creation, sublimation and print processes are taught through hands-on projects based on community clients. Students will work directly with second year students to work on team projects while developing communication and career skills.

Graphic Design II
2 semesters – 3 hour block
Grades Eligible: 12
Prerequisites: Graphic Arts 1

In this course, students will have the opportunity to master Adobe CC application and design skills introduced in the first year program. Adobe CC Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign will be continued to be used while leading first year students through client projects.

All students will have the opportunity to obtain an Adobe Certified Associates credential in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign and will graduate with a resume and portfolio of their own work.

The goal of this two year program is to ready the student for a successful career in the field of Graphic Design.

How to Apply: High School Students wishing to take this class should contact your school's guidance counselor or call Davis H. Hart Career Center at 573-581-5684.

  • Class Schedule: Monday - Friday
  • August - May (Following the Mexico Public Schools Calendar).
  • Morning block schedule is 8:12 - 10:42
  • Afternoon block schedule is 12:12 - 2:42

Graphic Arts students participate in SkillsUSA.

Faculty

Carley Ezell joined the HCC faculty in 2014.