This class will provide students with an opportunity gain ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) certification in Illustrator CC 2019, Photoshop CC 2019, or InDesign CC 2018. Students may choose the software they would like to gain certification in, based on their interests. All three programs are a part of Adobe’s Visual Design curriculum. Becoming ACA certified through Adobe is an accomplishment that can set students apart and prepare them to be competitive members in college and work. Students will work with Adobe approved course material to prepare for the exam. The final exam will be taken at the end of the semester, administered through CertiPort by the teacher in the classroom, for a fee of $76. The cost of the exam includes a retake voucher.
In addition to certification, students will work with the teacher to prepare a professional portfolio website using Behance or Adobe Spark. Students will rework existing projects from previous semesters and create project proposals for new projects. These are independently chosen and developed, with teacher guidance at check-in points. The goal of this site is to create a platform for students to include their resumes and a portfolio of their artwork that can be shared with colleges and internship/job sites.
- Students will achieve a passing score and become ACA certified in either Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, or Photoshop CC.
- Students will create a professional digital portfolio & resume.
- Students will continue to develop their artistic and design skills to personal projects.
Programs Used in Classroom:
- Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
- Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
- Adobe InDesign CC 2019
Materials Provided by Students:
- Designated class folder on desktop/Google Drive
- Flash Drive
- Check for $76 made out to Natick High School for the cost of the ACA exam