In Grade 12, Graphics students will be challenged with advanced Graphic Design and Digital Media production as well as hands-on training for real-world, industry-ready employment.
The main components of the Senior year include:
- Create a freelance business-ready body of work with Personal Branding collateral. Students can start their own freelance business mid-year upon completion.
- Explore and complete a self-chosen Independent Study / Senior Capstone project.
- Complete a co-curriculum class with Three Rivers Community College for three college credits.
- Participate within NT’s in-house Graphic Design Advertising agency titled “Imagine Graphics.”
[The Personal Branding will allow students to embark on creating their own brand, portfolio, and website, and have an opportunity to begin their own Freelance business prior to completion of their Senior year.
The Independent Study / Senior Capstone Project allows an opportunity for the student to focus on a personally chosen track within the field such as: Web Design / Development, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video / Video Editing, Advanced Graphic Design, Social Media management, and Digital Media.
The TRCC college credit is taught in conjunction with the NT curriculum for college level training, and credit is transferable to ANY college upon successful completion.
In addition to personal work for individual growth, Senior year students will participate in NT’s in-house Graphic Design Advertising agency, “Imagine Graphics.” Each student will have a work title and daily expectations; participate in client consultation and production, project creation and completion for “real life” hands-on life learning and skill development in the industry.]
Graphics student’s experience in the Adobe Creative Suite will be increased even further as they explore programs such as Adobe Premiere and After Effects for video / sound editing and animation. Presentation skills are solidified and benefit the Portfolio graduation requirement. By year end students will have a solid understanding of the entire design process from start to finish including how to work with client requests, pricing out jobs, design, printing, and packaging.
After completing the Graphic Design and Digital Media program at NT, students will be prepared to enter both the workforce or continue their education in a 2 or 4 year college with a tremendous foundation in the field of Graphic design, digital media & printing.