Are you ready to introduce and advance your middle school art and high school art students through the exciting world of graphic design? This digital design, graphic design curriculum provides you with everything you need to teach every single day in a semester-long graphic design class. With this art curriculum, your students will be able to create beautiful and professional designs.
This digital design curriculum uses the Adobe suite. An Adobe Creative Cloud subscription is recommended and a laptop or computer is required. iPad and Procreate projects are also included but have Adobe versions as well.
This semester-long course is the perfect way to get your high school art or middle school art students started in the field of graphic design. With engaging multimedia content and instructor-led activities, this program is designed to challenge and engage your student’s creativity. From designing a website to creating marketing materials and beyond, this course will give your student a strong foundation for success in the graphic design field.
This curriculum can work as a stand-alone design curriculum, as the second half of a year-long art curriculum, or betaught as Design II after an introduction to design course. Check out my Intro to Design curriculum here.
This graphic design curriculum includes:
⭐️10 projects completed by the end of the semester
⭐️12 critique activities
⭐️Checklists, rubrics, and more
⭐️Design exhibit information
This art and design curriculum focuses on introducing students to a variety of design-based careers and projects through the Adobe Suite including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, and Canva, Weebly.
❤️You will LOVE how easy this art curriculum is to use. Simply follow the timeline to figure out how to move through the project folders. Each project folder has detailed lessons, presentations, handouts, guides, and more to help students complete the activity.
Design projects include:
- Canva Vision Board Project
- Design Your Own Font, Adobe Illustrator, Glyphr
- Logo Design using Adobe Illustrator
- Weebly Web Design
- Movie Poster Redesign using Adobe Photoshop
- Campaign Poster using Adobe Photoshop
- Character Design using Adobe Illustrator
- Character Design using Procreate
- Adobe Animate Animation Project
- Procreate Animate Project
- Video Ads using Canva
- Final choice project
❤️Your students will LOVE completing the graphic design projects included! They will deep dive into industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, cover design, and learn about interior design, landscape architecture, game design, furniture design, urban design, and magazine layout.
Set your high school art and middle school art students up for success with this graphic design curriculum and set of graphic design projects. and Rather than worrying about planning and prepping, you can focus on helping your students and guiding them in their designs.
✅ Check out the preview for a closer look at this art curriculum!
What teachers are saying…
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “…It’s great for a teacher new to teaching electives. I moved up from 5th to 6th and had to teach an elective. I chose this resource to help me and I’m so glad I did! It’s very thorough and walks you through everything, even the steps of setting up accounts! My students have enjoyed the lessons too.” – Nikki F.
Interested in teaching your students the Adobe Suite?
- Get this same curriculum but with instructions geared towards learning free programs here.
Interested in other art curriculums? Check out some on my TPT below:
- Introduction to Art
- Painting II
- Advanced 2D Art
- AP Art
- Introduction to Ceramics and Sculpture
- Introduction to Photography
- Photo II
- Yearbook curriculum
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