This course covers the key components of Graphic Design, including its origins, traditional hand application and the use of state-of-the-art-technology. A range of topics will be covered including hand lettering, typography, cutting, binding, construction, digital image manipulation, retouching, design layout and printing processes. Students will primarily use Adobe design programs to expand on these topics and further learn the art of presentation by creating individual design portfolios. Assignments will fuse imagery and typography into promotional material, logotypes, posters, magazine page layouts, album layouts, greeting cards, product graphics and packaging design. Furthermore, learners will be responsible for meeting deadlines in accordance with industry standard and work collaboratively within peer networks.