Graphic Communication prepares students for careers in graphic design, computer graphics, printing press operations and printing management. The profession is the third largest industry in the United States, employing over 1 million individuals at over 60,000 companies.
Courses at Brighton High School cover: offset and screen printing, elements of design, designing products for end use, output options, customer service concepts, employment traits, and the mechanics of mass production equipment ranging from: digital cameras, platemakers, computer-to-film / plate, single-color printing press, two-color printing press, light tables, stitchers, paper cutter, folder, and other bindery equipment.
Using “state-of-the-market” software applications such as Adobe InDesign, Pagemaker, Photoshop and Illustrator – on Macintosh computers ( a standard in the graphics industry ) – students will understand all aspects of graphics from start-to-finish when they complete this course.
Successful students are creative, detail oriented and self-motivated. Knowledge of computer software and mechanical aptitude are a plus.
Graphic Communication is offered at Brighton High School.