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Visual Communications

Visual Communications is a creative process that combines the visual arts and technology to communicate ideas.  In this course, students will learn digital layout, design, and illustration as well as the elements and principles of design, color theory, typography, and art history.

Students will become involved in the creative process, research, analysis, and application of historic and contemporary artists' styles.  This course meets the UC Visual and Performing Arts (“f”) requirement for admission.  This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical-thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.

 

 

Details

  • Industry Sector: Design, Visual, and Media Arts
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Concentrator, Capstone
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Fullerton College (2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018)


    For information about specific articulation agreement terms & conditions, contact the community college or your Career Guidance Specialist (CGS).
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: F - Visual & Performing Arts (1 year required)
  • Certifications: ROP Career Pathway Completion Certificate; Eligible for Adobe Illustrator, In-Design, and Photoshop Certification Exam
  • Class Location(s): Brea Olinda HS, Buena Park HS, El Dorado HS, Esperanza HS, La Habra HS, Sonora HS, NOCROP Regional Courses
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.