Computer Graphics & Advanced C.G.

The Irvine High School Computer Graphics program provides a continuous educational pathway for students interested in pursuing Graphic Arts, Digital Illustration, Animation, and Design.

Students begin their foundational studies with Computer Graphics, a course designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of Graphic Design and Digital Illustration. Students gain a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects, as they build their historical and hands-on understanding of working within the arena of the Digital Arts and Design through a series of practical projects.

After the foundational Computer Graphics course, students are invited to continue their studies by building a professional design portfolio in Advanced Computer Graphics. Projects typically include Editorial Design, Book Cover Design, Poster Design, Character Design, Packaging Design, and Branding/Identity Design.

Students may also ask the instructor for permission to enroll in AP 2D, a majority-computer-based studio art course designed by the AP College Board. Speak with instructor for details.

 

Sequence:

CG > Adv CG > AP2D

CG > AP2D (must have significant traditional drawing experience in this scenario)

CG > Adv CG (to build a digital portfolio for showing to potential clients and/or colleges)