2D Visual Design Major
The Visual Design major provides students a comprehensive and intense course of study in traditional drawing, painting, and printmaking, as well as digital design (Adobe Photoshop) and sculpture as mixed media. The Las Vegas Academy Visual Design curriculum includes professional grade materials and techniques unique to LVA.
Once accepted to the LVA Visual Arts major, all students will follow this sequence of study:
Visual Design I: All incoming 9th-12th graders
Visual Design II: Second year students 10th-12th grade after completion of Visual Design I.
AP Drawing Art Theory & Practice: Media used in this course includes: Oil paint, gouache, intaglio printmaking, oil & chalk pastel, with an apporoach to mixed media. This course includes studio production, art history, and frequent in depth written and verbal crtitiques.
Third year students 11th-12th grade, should be on track to take the AP Drawing course for college credit. In an art major's third year, they have the option of taking either AP Drawing or Art Theory & Practice. AP Drawing curriculum prepares students for the AP Studio Drawing exam in May, through which students have the possibility of earning college credit.
AP 2D Design or Studio Art: Media used in this course includes: Acrylic paint, oil paint, airbrush, silk screen printmaking, & Adobe Photoshop with an apporach to mixed media. This course includes studio production, art history, and frequent in depth written and verbal crtitiques.
Fourth year, 12th grade students, should be on track to take the AP 2D Design course for college credit. Fourth year presents even more class options in media and conceptual approaches to art making. Senior year encourages the communication of narratives & concept through a variety of media. AP 2D Design curriculum prepares students for the AP 2D Design exam in May, through which students have the possibility of earning college credit.