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Computers & Mobile Devices.
The Future Artist

Computers & Art

Computer art is any art in which computers play a role in production or display of the artwork. Many traditional disciplines are now integrating digital technologies and, as a result, the lines between traditional works of art and new media works created using computers has been blurred.

Ideas & Communication

Graphic Designers

Graphic design is the process of visual communication, and problem-solving through the use of type, space, image and color. Graphic designers use various methods to create and combine words, symbols, graphics, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages.

Jobs & Opportunities

A Career in the Arts

A number of occupations are commonly classified under the broad term of graphic designer. Careers such as Creative Director, Logo Designer, Layout Artist, Web Designer, Package Designer, Interface Designer, Illustrator, Animators, Videographers, Photography, plus many more.

Class Overview

Salem High School Graphic Arts has five unique semester classes that will allow students to explore their digital creativity. Students will have an opportunity to earn Dual Enrollment credits with Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) while taking classes at SHS.

Intro. to Graphic Design

Fundamental design skills and concepts necessary in the creation of visual artwork.

Adobe Photoshop

Introductory class focusing on the various capabilities of Adobe Photoshop.

Intro. to Web Design

Essential design skills and ideas necessary in the creation of media for the web.

Adobe Illustrator

Introductory class about basic skills necessary to utilize Adobe's Illustrator software.

Digital Photography

Knowledge and key concepts necessary in the process of creating digital photographs

SHS Graphic Arts

A place where students can create their artwork for the digital world.