Students in the 2D Art & Design track blend drawing and painting techniques and digital tools. Using traditional media such as pencil, pen and paint as well as graphics tablets, students create and edit original work, learning about both electronic and print publishing. Graphics applications (including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) allow students to create a wide variety of creative work.
Students in the Web and Interactive Design track make websites, learning to code from scratch, then advance to using web development tools like Dreamweaver and WordPress. For students whose interest lies in storytelling and game design, there are opportunities to learn to use two- and three-dimensional applications to build interactive designs.
In partnership with the Manufacturing program at Alliance@Meek, students learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create designs and produce them, from vinyl stickers and t-shirt designs on the vinyl cutter to to designs cut and engraved on the laser cutter, to three-dimensional shapes on the 3D printer. Students sketch, draw, or sculpt designs that they then produce in plastic, wood or metal.