• Design & Visual Communications

    The Design and Visual Communications shop experience provides the student with a more in-depth curriculum and takes a hands-on approach to complete a variety of projects in the shop setting. Students will be given the opportunity to further their skills using the Adobe Design Premium suite, the industry standard software. Through project-based learning, the students will have the opportunity to learn color theory, design theory and the basics of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, and Dreamweaver. The students will also practice foundation skills, such as; drawing, painting, sculpture, videography, photography, and composition. During the course of the time spent in shop the students will create a portfolio of their art work that can be used to showcase their skills to colleges or to enter the workforce. The students are encouraged to express themselves creatively.

    Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, Dreamweaver)
    Web Design


    Career Opportunities in Graphic Communications/Design & Visual Communications
    Entry Level Occupations

    • Airbrush Artist
    • Book Designer
    • Calligrapher
    • Fashion Artist
    • Free Lance Artist
    • Graphic Designer
    • Illustrator
    • Layout Artist
    • Photographer
    • Pre-Press Designer
    • Fine Artist
    • Tattoo Artist

    With Experience and/or Advanced Training

    • Animator
    • Art Teacher
    • Cartoon Artist
    • Computer Graphics Instructor
    • Desktop Publisher
    • Graphics Project Director
    • Layout Person
    • Scenic Artist
    • Technical Artist
    • Film/Video Editor
    • Camera Operator
    • User Interface Designer

    Related Occupations

    • Art Director
    • Copy Preparation Person
    • Layout and Design Person
    • Production Manager, Advertising
    • Museum Curator/Director
    • Film/Television Producer
    • User Experience Designer