Course Syllabus

Bunn High School

Adobe Visual Design Honors


Instructor: Mr. Peter Ashford                                                    Phone: (919) 496-3975

Email:                       Virtual Office Hours: M-Th 2:30-3:00

Course Description:  

Foundations of Design and Print Production is a project-based curriculum that develops career and communication skills in graphic design, illustration and print and digital media production, using Adobe tools. Visual Design develops four key skill areas: project management and collaboration; design; research and communication; professional digital photography, illustration, and page layout using Adobe tools.

In this course we will learn: 


1.00   Setting Project requirements using Photoshop

2.00   Identifying design elements when preparing images

3.00   Understanding Adobe Photoshop

4.00   Apply procedures to manipulate images using Adobe Photoshop

5.00   Apply procedures to publish digital images using Adobe Photoshop


6.00   Setting project requirements using illustrator

7.00   Identifying design elements preparing illustrations

8.00   Understanding Adobe Illustrator interface

9.00   Apply procedures to create illustrations using Adobe Illustrator

10.00 Apply procedures to publish illustrations using Adobe Illustrator


11.00  Setting project requirements using InDesign

12.00  Identifying design elements when preparing page layouts

13.00  Understanding Adobe InDesign interface

14.00  Apply procedures to create page layouts using Adobe InDesign

15.00  Apply procedures to export publications


Course Evaluation: 

Grading for this course is based on the following:

Classwork     40%     

Quizzes/Tests     60%

Students will use the GMetrix software to practice for each unit’s certification.  Students who pass the certification for all 3 units will be exempt from taking the final exam. 


Remote Learning Expectations: 

  1. Be on time to the Google ‘Meet’
  2. Have active and appropriate conversations during the ‘Meet’
  3. Wear school appropriate clothing while ‘Meeting’(if camera is on)
  4. Complete assignments on time and submit ON-TIME...understanding late work is penalized
  5. Be proactive...ASK for help if you don’t understand or have problems..COMMUNICATE with me quickly


Make-up Work/Late Work: Students will be given 2 days to make-up work for every day absent. After the 2 day grace period or after the due date, 10% will be deducted for each day it’s late.

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