This class will provide students with an opportunity gain ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) certification in Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator. 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 reduced fee of $78 (the exam costs twice this outside of school).
In addition to certification, students will work with the teacher to prepare a professional portfolio website. There will be prompts to create new artwork to add to the portfolio in addition to work that was created in previous semesters. This will be a platform for students to include their resumes and a portfolio of their artwork.
- 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 2018
- Adobe Illustrator CC 2018
- Adobe InDesign CC 2018
Materials Provided by Students:
- Designated class folder on desktop/Google Drive
- Flash Drive