• Commercial & Graphic Arts

    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!

  • Two graphic design 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 (2) 

    Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Certification
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate

    College Credits (2)  

    Workplace Opportunities (8)

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


    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. Click here to review the task list.