Course Syllabus

Bunn High School

Adobe Visual Design Honors

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

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.

Course Outline:

The course is divided into 3 main units:

  1. Adobe Photoshop
  2. Adobe Illustrator
  3. Adobe InDesign


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. 


Late Work Policy -

  • All assignments MUST be submitted on time as assigned. 
  • Assignments that are turned in after 11:59 pm on the due date will be considered LATE and recorded in PowerSchool. 
  • Students that turn in a completed assignment after the initial due date will receive a 10 point deduction per day for the first five days. (Example: 10 points - 1 day late, 20 points - 2 days late etc).  
  • Once the assignment has been turned in, it will be graded. The grade will be recorded in PowerSchool but LATE will still be indicated and the appropriate points will be deducted from the raw score based on the above rule. 
  • If the assignment is more than five days late, a score of ZERO will stand for the assignment.

Class Rules:

  1. Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings.
  2. Follow directions the first time they are given.
  3. No food, drinks, phones or any electronic devices are allowed in class.


  1. Be respectful and courteous to everyone in the class.
  2. When working on assignments students are allowed to listen to music but only off the desktop computer, not from their phone.

Penalties for Breaking Class Rules:

  • Warning
  • Phone Call to Parents
  • In School Suspension  

Course Summary:

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