Visual Communications Lab

So, you like to create images to remember the past, the present, or the future? To move us, deep in our core being?  To entertain us in a computer game? To persuade us to see in a new way? To touch our emotions?  Come then, join us on the journey for digital artists.

Courses Available
** Core Strand course required

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GRAPHIC DESIGN
Credit: 1.00 (Year ) Occupational Ed., Fine Arts, Elective
3 college credits may be earned at Clark College for this class through a vocational articulation program if completing a two full credits.
Prerequisite:  Computer application or art skills

This course is designed for students interested in Graphic & Printing communications and students interested in design or the printing field.  Units of study are designed around hands on training in all possible aspects of the industry.  Leadership, safety, careers and graphics history will be covered.

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DIGITAL  PHOTOGRAPHY
Credit: .50 (Semester) Fine Arts, Occupational Ed., Elective
Prerequisite:   None; Lab/color print fee $25

Introducing new trends and uses for digital cameras. We will cover the differences between conventional vs. digital photography. A strong emphasis on computer color corrections, enhancements, and manipulations of photographs. It is suggested that students have access to  2.1 or greater Mega pixel digital camera. Cameras are available for students use. Conventional cameras will not be used. Fine Art or Tech credit is given for  this class.

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ADVANCED DIGITAL  PHOTOGRAPHY
Credit: .50 (Semester) Fine Arts, Occupational Ed., Elective
Prerequisite:   “B” grade or better in Digital Photography; Lab/color print fee $25

This course takes students to the next level. We will work strictly in camera RAW and cover photo manipulations, panoramic, HDR technology, modeling photos, macro, telephoto, senior portraits, and product photography. Strong emphasis is placed on client communication and organization.

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AP DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Credit: 1.0 (Year) Fine Arts, or Occupational Elective
Prerequisite:   One semester of Digtal Photography with a 90% or higher

Design and Art category.  This class will be a year long program.  The student will be integrated into one of the three photography classes offered.  Students will complete 12 pieces to meet the breadth category and 12 pieces of a focus area.

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DIGITAL DRAWING
Credit: .50 (Semester Class)  Fine Arts or Occupational Ed, Elective
Prerequisite:   None

A new format for this class: Doug Hugeli will be the instructor for this Digital Drawing class. The class will focus mainly on computer illustration. We will use modern technology to create contemporary illustrations. Adobe applications such as; Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 will be used to produce your digital paintings. We will also explore animated illustrations using the open source software blend.

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WEBSITE DESIGN
Credit: 1.00 (Year)  or .50  (Semester) Occupational Ed., Fine Arts Elective
Prerequisite:   None; Fee $10/semester

This course will focus on designing a variety of web sites, while learning how to apply creative interfaces, digital graphic image editing, functional site organization, and logical navigation. More emphasis will be on the practical design of web pages rather than on coding. The class will be using Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, Fireworks CS6, and Flash CS6 to create and design pages.

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JOURNALISM
Credit: 1.00 (Year)   Occupational Ed.
Prerequisite:   None; Fee $10/semester

Preparing the Camasonian newspaper.

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YEARBOOK

Credit:  1.00 (Year)   Occupational Ed.
Prerequisite:   None; Fee $10/semester

Preparing the Camas HS Yearbook.

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