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Graphics students get real-world experience

Posted by titantv on March 14, 2014 at 12:50 AM

By Summer Parkins

Students in the graphic communications class have recently completed a project that allowed them to contribute to a popular community event. Just a few months ago, the class was asked to create the handout for the Little Miss McDowell pageant for 2014, as well as the tickets.

These students have had multiple opportunities to see how graphic design can be applied outside of the classroom, but this particular project enabled the students to see what its like to solidify a deal with clients and have the responsibility of contributing such a large-scale event.

Dalton Parry, one of the graphics students involved said, “I’ve been thinking about going into graphics for a while, but I wasn’t really sure what doing it as a career would be like until now. It was a lot of work and stress knowing that the finished handout would be seen by a lot of people in the county and because it was being used for such a big event, but I ultimately enjoyed doing it and I think it’s what I want to do.”

Myra Morgan, the graphic communications teacher and head of project said that as a result of the program’s success, it is likely that the class will continue create the handout for future pageants. She also stated that although the idea of taking on this task for years to come is a little overwhelming, she is excited and happy about the opportunity it gives her and her students.





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