Graphic Communications & Design

Graphic Communications Career Pathway

Careers in graphic communications and design provide a myriad of employment options including the printing industry, advertising, publishing, in-house marketing departments, and other companies where graphic communications are required.

Courses of Study:

Introduction to Graphics and Design

The goal of this course is to provide all students with an introduction to the principles of graphic communications and design and its place in the world. Students will acquire a fundamental understanding of the graphic communications and design world. They will learn the theories behind creating aesthetically pleasing designs and how to work with consumers. Exposure to career possibilities and discussion of ethical issues relating to graphic communications will be important themes in this course.

Graphic Design and Production

This course focuses on the procedures commonly used in the graphic communication and design industries. Students will gain experience in creative problem solving and the practical implementation of those solutions across multiple areas of graphic communications. Students will understand and manipulate color to achieve various outcomes required by job specifications.

Advanced Graphic Design

Students will explore the principles of design and layout procedures as they relate to graphic design. Content will cover electronic systems and software programs used in graphic design, page composition, image conversion, and digital printing. Knowledge in digital design and imaging will be enhanced through experiences in school-based and work-based learning opportunities. The student will explore and develop a graphic design portfolio and resume in electronic, print, and photographic formats.

Graphic Output Processes

Students gain experience in successfully completing the output processes of various projects in an increasingly independent manner. Students also learn to manage the completion process including customer relation’s management, printing, finishing, and binding. Students accumulate work samples that will constitute their personal portfolio. Upon successful completion of the course, students are prepared to move into employment or a post-secondary education environment where self-motivation and a high level of skill are expected.


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    As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Glynn County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations.

    The Glynn County School System offers career and technical education programs at Brunswick High School, the Golden Isles College & Career Academy and Glynn Academy. These programs are designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and further education opportunities and are offered under the guidance of certified teachers. The following programs are being offered this year: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Construction; Arts, A/V & Technology & Film; Graphic Design & Communications; Business Management & Administration; Education & Training; Finance; Health Science; Hospitality & Tourism; Marketing; Family & Community Services; Information Technology (Digital Design, Computer Programming); Metals (Welding, Precision Machining); Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM); Transportation, Distribution & Logistics; and Collision Repair.

    All career and technical education programs follow the system’s policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and disability in all programs, services, activities and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation.

    For general information about these programs, contact:

    Senetra S. Haywood, Director
    Career and Technical Education
    Glynn County Schools
    Golden Isles College & Career Academy
    4404 Glynco Parkway
    Brunswick, GA 31525
    (912) 267-4100 ext. 1512