Middle, High School Graphic Design Project: Canva Movie Poster Project


Teach middle or high school students about the basics of graphic design with this free program, Canva. Students use Canva to redesign their favorite movie poster.


Check out a preview of this Canva movie poster project here: Canva Movie Poster Project Preview Pack

This movie poster redesign project tasks middle or high school art students with designing a film poster for an already existing movie using Canva. In an Introduction to Design course, learning program basics is an essential part, but adding a pop culture theme by incorporating a project with options will give students more buy-in with the assignment.

This lesson plan pack is extremely comprehensive. Even if you have zero experience with Canva, you can learn along with the students with the resources included.

Canva is a free, subscription-free online program that can be used on a standard computer, laptop, Chromebook, or iPad. This is a very easy way to incorporate design into any art room.

All in all this pack has:

  • Lesson Plan (with big idea, national standards, vocabulary, step-by-step instructions, and more)
  • 2 PowerPoints
  • Movie Poster research sheet
  • Canva basics info sheet
  • Client information sheet
  • Canva how-tos specific to the project
  • Project checklist
  • Critique reflection sheet
  • Critique labels
  • Rubric

The design field is ever-growing. Introduce students to the variety of creative careers they can pursue through design classes.

In addition, this could be an easy project to implement if students are working from home. Handouts can be e-mailed or sent home with students and step-by-step instructions are already done, easy for home schoolers or virtual learners! This is a perfect intro to learning about design-based careers such as graphic design.

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