|(a) General requirements. This course is recommended
for students in Grades 10-12. The practicum course is a paid or unpaid
capstone experience for students participating in a coherent sequence
of career and technical education courses in the Arts, Audio/Video
Technology, and Communications Career Cluster. Prerequisites: Graphic
Design and Illustration II and Graphic Design and Illustration II
Lab. Corequisite: Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration. This
course must be taken concurrently with Practicum in Graphic Design
and Illustration and may not be taken as a stand-alone course. Students
shall be awarded one credit for successful completion of this course.
A student may repeat this course once for credit provided that the
student is experiencing different aspects of the industry and demonstrating
proficiency in additional and more advanced knowledge and skills.
(1) Career and technical education instruction provides
content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical
knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed
in current or emerging professions.
(2) The Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
Career Cluster is focused on careers in designing, producing, exhibiting,
performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content, including
visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment
(3) Careers in graphic design and illustration span
all aspects of the advertising and visual communications industry.
Within this context, in addition to developing technical knowledge
and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology,
and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop
a technical understanding of the industry with a focus on skill proficiency.
Instruction may be delivered through lab-based classroom experiences
or career preparation opportunities.
(4) Students are encouraged to participate in extended
learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations
and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.
(5) Statements that contain the word "including" reference
content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such
as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.
(c) Knowledge and skills.
(1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability
skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected
(A) participate in a paid or unpaid, laboratory- or
work-based application of previously studied knowledge and skills
related to graphic design or illustration;
(B) participate in training, education, or preparation
for licensure, certification, or other relevant credentials to prepare
(C) demonstrate professional standards and personal
qualities needed to be employable such as self-discipline, self-worth,
positive attitude, integrity, and commitment with increased fluency;
(D) demonstrate use of personal information management,
email, Internet, writing and publishing, and presentation applications
for graphic design and illustration projects with increased fluency;
(E) employ planning and time-management skills and
tools with increased fluency to enhance results and complete work
(2) The student implements advanced professional communications
strategies. The student is expected to:
(A) demonstrate verbal and non-verbal communication
consistently in a clear, concise, and effective manner;
(B) analyze, interpret, and effectively communicate
(C) apply active listening skills to obtain and clarify
(D) exhibit public relations skills to maintain internal
and external customer/client satisfaction.
(3) The student implements advanced problem-solving
methods. The student is expected to employ critical-thinking skills
with increased fluency both independently and in groups to solve problems
and make decisions.
(4) The student understands and applies proper safety
techniques in the workplace. The student is expected to demonstrate
understanding of and consistently follow workplace safety rules and
(5) The student understands the professional, ethical,
and legal responsibilities in graphic design and illustration. The
student is expected to:
(A) demonstrate a positive, productive work ethic by
performing assigned tasks as directed;
(B) practice safe, responsible, and legal behavior
while using technology tools and resources;
(C) practice ethical conduct when interacting with
others such as maintaining client confidentiality and privacy of sensitive
content and providing proper credit for ideas;
(D) apply copyright laws in relation to fair use and
acquisition and use of digital information using established methods
to cite sources;
(E) practice respect for intellectual property when
manipulating, morphing, and editing graphics, video, text, and sound;
(F) demonstrate proper etiquette and knowledge of acceptable
use policies when using networks, especially resources on the Internet
and intranet; and
(G) comply with all applicable rules, laws, and regulations
in a consistent manner.
(6) The student participates in a graphic design and
illustration experience. The student is expected to:
(A) conduct, document, and evaluate learning activities
in a supervised graphic design and illustration experience;
(B) interpret, evaluate, and justify design decisions;
(C) identify and apply art elements and principles
to designs and illustrations with increased fluency;
(D) employ a creative design process to create professional-quality,
two- or three-dimensional projects;
(E) demonstrate growth of technical skill competencies;
(F) evaluate strengths and weaknesses in technical
skill proficiency; and
(G) collect representative work samples.