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2013-14 Florida Department of Education Student Performance Standards

Program Title: Commercial Art Technology 1_PSAV Number: K600100

Course Number: GRA0037
Occupational Completion Point: B
Design Technician – 450 Hours – SOC Code 27-1029

04.0     Demonstrate proficiency in design skills--The student will be able to:

04.01   Explain proper use and care of tools.
04.02   Apply principles and elements of design.
04.03   Apply color theory (pigment versus light).
04.04   Utilize tones, hues and values.
04.05   Sketch designs using pencil and ink.
04.06   Paint freehand or within sketched designs using mixed colors or apply colors to produce desired shades.
04.07   Apply color for impact (color psychology).
04.08   Differentiate between line halftone, duotone and four-color process.
04.09   Demonstrate balance in design.
04.10   Demonstrate designs with symmetry and asymmetry.
04.11   Develop grids for layouts of magazine pages, ads, etc.
04.12   Paint decorative freehand designs and objects.
04.13   Use palette knife or brush to mix colors.
04.14   Create designs by stripping.
04.15   Demonstrate harmony and contrast of line and shape.
04.16   Demonstrate harmony and contrast of color and tone.
04.17   Demonstrate harmony and contrast of proportion.
04.18   Demonstrate harmony and contrast of texture pattern.
04.19   Demonstrate harmony and contrast of motion.
04.20   Indicate style appropriate to desired impact.
04.21   Make a collage.

05.0     Demonstrate an understanding of typography--The student will be able to:

05.01   Explain proper use, care and cleaning of equipment.
05.02   Identify and select typography materials.
05.03   Define typographic terms, including leading and kerning.
05.04   Identify and select typographic methods.
05.05   Demonstrate the ability to proofread and use proofreaders' marks.
05.06   Explain picas, points and conversion to inches.
05.07   Explain specification of type and copy fitting.
05.08   Identify and select typographic styles.
05.09   Define basic letter structures.
05.10   Demonstrate mixing of families of type.

06.0     Demonstrate proficiency in layout and paste-up--The student will be able to:

06.01   Explain proper use and care of tools.
06.02   Identify parts of a layout.
06.03   Utilize amberlith, rubylith, screens, overlays and register marks.
06.04   Make thumbnail sketch pencil layouts.
06.05   Prepare comprehensives from pencil layouts.
06.06   Prepare camera-ready mechanicals from comprehensives.
06.07   Prepare specific forms of instruction on mechanicals for presentations and for a printer.
06.08   Crop and scale artwork ardor photos for layouts.
06.09   Demonstrate enlarging or reducing with a grid, proportion wheel and other methods.
06.10   Make a color separation with overlays.
06.11   Demonstrate various ruling techniques.
06.12   Demonstrate the uses of different adhesives.
06.13   Specify the use of halftones or special effects.
06.14   Explain layout and color trends.

07.0     Demonstrate proficiency in applied design--The student will be able to:

07.01   Locate and identify resource materials and develop a morgue.
07.02   Design logos.
07.03   Design stationery layouts.
07.04   Design a magazine/book cover or record jacket.
07.05   Design an ad campaign that includes newspapers, magazines and billboards.
07.06   Design a greeting card.
07.07   Design a business card.
07.08   Apply advertising psychology.
07.09   Produce an industrial brochure.
07.10   Design a consumer brochure.
07.11   Construct a package design.
07.12   Produce TV story boards.
07.13   Develop a square and half-drop repeat design.
07.14   Produce computer-assisted artwork.  (Optional)

08.0     Demonstrate proficiency in graphic art computer skills--The student will be able to:

08.01   Demonstrate graphic art computer skills using appropriate graphic art programs and hardware.
08.02   Use software and hardware to manipulate and adjust various drawings, pictures and graphic material by computer.
08.03   Produce finished computer projects reflecting current computer graphic art technology.
08.04   Operate various scanners and input devices for computer graphics.


Commercial Art
Technology 1
OCP_A Frameworks
Commercial Art
Technology 1
OCP_B Frameworks
Commercial Art
Technology 2
OCP_A Frameworks
Commercial Art
Technology 2
OCP_B Frameworks
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