• Commercial & Graphic Arts

    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!

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

     

  • Certifications (2) 

    Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Certification
     
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
     
     

    College Credits (2)  

    Earn up to 2 college credits. 
     
    Click here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.

     

    Workplace Opportunities (8)

    Some notable partners include: Denron Signs, PRO Signs, Blue Dog Print & Design, the Chester County Art Association and more!

     

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    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.
     
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