Graphic Design Program

  • Computer Art words coming out of a computer screen Program description:

    This program provides students a hands-on opportunity to use computer systems to create original works of art and commercially viable graphic design. The Adobe Creative Suite is the central software used as students gain hands-on experience in applying their knowledge to real-world situations. Design concepts found in traditional art media areas are also taught to enable students to create visually appealing work within the commercial and artistic setting. Coursework continues to build upon concepts learned in lower level classes with the intention to enable students to become more confident with the software and to create more complex digital artwork.

    The sequence of courses:

    • Year 1 – Intro to Computer Graphic Art or 2-D Graphic Art 1-2
    • Year 2 – 2-D Graphic Art 1-2 or 2-D Graphic Art 3-4

    Optional courses beyond sequence:

    • 2-D Graphic Art 5-6

    CTSO: FBLA or SkillsUSA

    Industry certification: Adobe Certified Illustrator or Adobe Certified Associate In-Design and Adobe Certified Associate Photoshop

    Related careers: Graphic Design, Web Developers, Art Director, Marketing Specialist, Multimedia, Artist, Commercial Designer, Industrial Designer, Layout Artist, Art Director

    Post-Secondary pathwaysPost-secondary collegiate academic, community college programs and specialty art schools

    Graphic Design Program Lead Contact:
    Melissa Wendell - CTE Content Specialist

    Collage of 2D student images on display