Gateway Regional High School
Computer Graphics & Design/Intro to Photo
856-848-8200 VM 616
Remind code: text @feagfb to 81010
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Computer Graphics & Design: After this course you will have a better understanding of the tools used by those in the field of computer graphics (computers, various programs, digital cameras, and scanners) and be able to utilize these tools to produce high quality designs that reflect your personality and design style. Additionally, my personal goal for all of you is to become more aware of the design that surrounds us at every corner of our daily lives. Through our various projects and critiques, I hope for you to take away a better appreciation for these simple things we overlook as visual clutter. I encourage you to be curious, ask lots of questions, never be satisfied until you have created what you envisioned your outcome to be and most importantly have fun!
Intro to Photo: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the history of photography, using a digital camera manually and providing students with techniques to improve your picture taking abilities. During this course we will use digital cameras provided by the school however, you may bring in your own camera as long as it has the ability to adjust shutter speed, aperture and ISO manually. Throughout the class we will also look at the work of various photographers and emulate their styles in our own photography. Adobe Photoshop will be used for the bulk of our image editing and iPhoto will be used to organize and store images. After this course is passed, students have completed the prerequisite for Advanced Photography.
Course Expectations and Assessments
Students may retake traditional tests or benchmarks however, students may NOT retake long term art project assignments. Students may rework areas of an art project if they would like to improve their grade in certain areas of the rubric. There are deadlines for assignments that students are expected to meet to stay on course for the marking period and not fall behind.
There are no take home homework assignments given in this class. At times students may need to work on an assignment outside of class in order to complete it by the deadline.
Required and Recommended Materials
I am available after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (as long as I have no conflicting meeting obligations). Students only need to tell me the day of if they are planning to stay after. Parents are welcome to email and schedule a time for their student to stay after as well.
Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences
Consequences may include verbal warning, phone calls or emails home, referrals to the Vice Principal, or removal from the class in extreme circumstances.