Visual Design CS5: Foundations of Design and Print Production (full curriculum)
Curriculum Published 9/15/10 Last updated on 5/16/18
Visual Design: Foundations of Design and Print Production
- Project management and collaboration
- Research and communication
- Professional print production using graphic design tools
Students develop these key skills in a spiral—each project adds more challenging skills to foundation proficiencies. Students experience subject areas and skills across careers in graphic esign, photography, print and layout design, and production. Adobe collaborated with a community of educators across the US and UK to develop the appropriate depth and breadth of each project.
Additionally, Adobe collaborated and co-developed this content with the International Society of Technology Education (ISTE) to create standards-aligned, career-track, course materials that focus on print production and graphic design. Visual Design addresses each of these areas, using a project-based approach. Each project has phases that follow a design and development process, from project planning and analysis to evaluation and distribution. Students gain experience through real-world projects that help them better understand the roles and processes across a broad range of careers involving visual design. To simulate a professional work environment, students gradually migrate their design work from an individual process to a group process, focused on personal and client work. Design work by its very nature is iterative, so the projects contain activities that require students to evaluate and then redesign and rework their communications. Specific attention has been paid to developing concepts and principles for thorough, effective design.
This content prepares students for the Adobe Certified Associate, Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended examination.
The Full curriculum PDF file is a PDF Portfolio, which cannot be viewed in your web browser. Please download the file to your computer and open it in Adobe Reader 9 or X to view.