The Graphic Design course provides the student with an experience to create both personal and commercial art using the current digital technology. Students will create and combine elements using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. They will explore digital technology and imaging using digital cameras, Wacom tablets, scanners, printers and Macintosh computers. Students will delve deeply into the principles and elements of design. They will explore the art of typography. They will create conceptual art within both camps of personal and commercial art. Students will have self-directed projects and client-based projects.
A major component of this course will be learning the principles and elements of design. The course will provide the students a set of tools ranging from technical to conceptual that will allow them to appreciate graphic design as a fine art.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173