Students participating in this program will learn the fundamentals of Graphic Design using the newest computer applications and software to prepare them for a career in the thriving field of Graphic Design. This course fully utilizes the applications of Microsoft Office's creative side, as well as sophisticated Adobe design programs. Through participation in this course, students will enhance their graphic design skills, while using industry standard applications. Starting with Adobe Photoshop this course examines the graphic design process then progresses to the use of Adobe InDesign, Flash and Premiere enabling participants to integrate all programs to produce complex design solutions to meet the needs of any business. Through the use of various methods students will construct and combine words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. This course will equip students with the skills needed to create exciting, innovative graphics in a professional manner using several applications to produce clear images and concepts and to communicate ideas, while developing an understanding of effective design production. Classroom knowledge will then be linked to practical usage through participation in a work placement.