• Commercial & Graphic Arts

    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!

  • Two graphic arts students working on a project together

    The Commercial & Graphic Arts program is based on industry standards that prepare creative students for admission to post-secondary art schools and entry-level employment in the graphic communications industry. Upon completion of the program, students have a portfolio of their work to present to prospective employers and college admissions officers.

    Sample Career Skills
    • Show basic skills in Adobe Creative Cloud applications: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
    • Research careers in the Visual Arts
    • Demonstrate basic photography, studio lighting and portrait photography skills
    • Apply design and color theory concepts
    • Learn publication design, typography and branding
    • Use automation, animation and scripting for production
    • Develop an electronic and traditional portfolio
  • Certifications

    Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Certification
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate 

    College Credits 

    Open Dual Enrollment Credits
    Delaware County Community College
    Concurrent Dual Enrollment Credits
    Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
    SOAR Credits
    Community College of Allegheny County
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
    1:1 Articulation Credits
    Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
    Pittsburgh Technical Institute

    Workplace Opportunities

    Upperclassmen may be hired at local companies, such as the Chester County Intermediate Unit and Pro Sign. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.
    The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS).  Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list. Review the task list.  

Last Modified on May 18, 2020