Amy Cunningham
Visual Design Instructor

Arts/Graphics Syllabus

Curriculum Published 6/10/16 Last updated on 2/28/20

Visual Design program areas prepare students for careers in graphic, Web/emerging technology and print production. Students gain the necessary technical and academic skills to create online and tactile designs and produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional products.

  • Typekit

    Thousands of fonts from the world’s leading type foundries.

  • Acrobat

    The complete PDF solution for working anywhere. (includes desktop, web, and mobile access)

  • Adobe Stock

    Access millions of high-quality creative assets inside your favorite Creative Cloud apps.

  • Audition

    Audio recording, mixing, and restoration.

  • Muse

    Website design without coding.

  • Illustrator Draw

    Create freeform vector designs on your mobile device.

  • Adobe Capture CC

    Turn any image into a color theme, vector graphic, brush, and more.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud

    Creative apps and services for everyone.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

  • Premiere Clip

    Create and edit videos on your mobile device.

  • Dreamweaver

    Design and develop modern, responsive websites.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Photoshop Mix

    Creative mobile image editing.

  • Story

    Collaborative screenwriting, reporting, and scheduling tools

  • After Effects

    Create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

  • Photoshop Fix

    Retouch, restore, and share your photos on the go.

  • Photoshop Sketch

    Create expressive drawings and paintings using natural drawing tools.

  • Animate

    Design interactive vector animations for multiple platforms.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

  • Behance

    Showcase and discover creative work.

  • Character Animator

    Turn 2D artwork into live, animated characters.

  • Adobe Comp CC

    Create design comps using your real assets and fonts.

  • Fuse (Beta)

    Make customized 3D models to power your designs.

Age Levels
Custom Standards
• Employability Skills • Leadership and Communications • Business Ethics and Law • Knowledge Management and Information Technology • Global Environment • Business Literacy • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurs • Operations Management • Sales and Marketing • Design • Art Elements and Design Principles • Color Theory • Art Forms • Visual Layouts • Typography • Written Content Creation • Career-based Writing • Market-based Writing • Print Production Process • Printed Images • Digital Print Methods • Digital Design • Content Management • Scanning • Graphics • Web Page Design


• pens/pencils/rulers

• variety of paper/cutting equipment

• professional digital printers

• professional lighting equipment

• green screens

• digital DSLRs

• microphones/audio gear

• iMacs and PCS

• iPads

• Adobe Creative Suite CC

• Mixamo

• Unity

• HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR Headset

• access to the web

CC License
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Dr. Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 9/20/18 8:31:47 PM Permalink

​Really it's very helpful syllabus

I appreciate your work, thank you for sharing

Judy Durkin

Posted on 4/23/18 9:45:30 PM Permalink

​A very ambitious syllabus. Thank you for sharing with us.

Willie Moore

Posted on 4/17/17 2:36:28 PM Permalink

​Thanks for the info!