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Digital Art and Design

About the Digital Art and Design Program

The ever changing global technological advancements offer newer and broader opportunities in the creative industry. The Digital Art and Design program prepares students for a multitude of careers in the graphic design field. This program provides instruction in layout, computer design, electronic art, color enhancement, and digital photography. Students use design concepts, principles, and processes that meet client expectations using Adobe Creative Suite Software: Photoshop and Illustrator. Career development and employability skills are the foundation of all career and technology education. Students will compile their works for inclusion in a portfolio for use in this program of study, the workforce, or postsecondary education.

Instructor for Digital Art and Design

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Phone: 803 425-8982 ext.1620

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BFA Art Education University of South Carolina

Mr. Derek Napper

I am from Kershaw County where I attended ATEC and Camden High School.  I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BFA in Art Education.  This will be my eleventh year at WTC out of twenty five years of teaching experience.

Digital Art and Design Course Listing

The Digital Art and Design program prepares students for a multitude of careers in the graphic design field. This program provides instruction in layout, computer design, electronic art, color enhancement, and digital photography. Students use design concepts, principles, and processes that meet client expectations using Adobe Creative Suite Software: Photoshop and Illustrator.  

Digital Art and Design 1     612082CD

Grades 10 – 12                                                 

2 units

Prerequisite: None

The Digital Art and Design program prepares students for careers in the graphic design field.  Skills may be applied in any media, such as print, digital media, product design, packaging, etc.  Most of the standards require students to combine text and graphics to communicate an effective message in the format intended for commercial reproduction.  Students are also expected to use industry software and design concepts, principles, and processes to manipulate text and graphics, utilize and output appropriate file formats for Web and print, and meet client expectations.  

Digital Art and Design 2     612182CD

Grades 11 – 12                                                 

2 units

Prerequisite: Digital Art and Design 1 

This course emphasizes the development of a sophisticated design portfolio. Students will specialize in a particular area related to their career ambition.  The digital art field is extremely competitive; success depends upon finely developed skills, creativity, and hard work.  As a course completer, students will be prepared to further their education at the college level or to seek employment as an entry-level graphic artist.

Digital Art and Design 3     612282CD

Grades 11 – 12                                                 

2 units

Prerequisite: Digital Art and Design 2 and teacher recommendation

Students who have successfully completed the Level 1 and Level 2 courses have the option of registering for Level 3 with the recommendation of the teacher. Curriculum continues beyond level 2 and may include internship opportunities.  

Digital Art and Design 4     612382CD

Grade 12                                                 

2 units

Prerequisite: Digital Art and Design 3 and teacher recommendation

Students who have successfully completed the Level 3 course have the option of registering for Level 3 with the recommendation of the teacher. Curriculum continues beyond level 3 and may include internship opportunities.