About the Program:A student in the Graphic Arts program will be introduced to the great variety of production techniques used in a commercial art setting. If you have a strong creative sense and enjoy using computers, you might be suited for a career in graphic design. Designers work on everything from illustrations and advertising layouts to animation and multimedia production. Learning the fundamentals of the graphics industry will include extensive computer design and production utilizing a variety of industry relevant programs; animated design and production; vinyl graphic design and production; and individual portfolio design, production, and review.
Layout and Design
Photoshop Digital Photography Retouching
Binding and Finishing
Vinyl GraphicsLaser Operations
Recommended High School Courses:
Mathematics - Basic Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry
Biology, Chemistry, Psychology
Visual Arts, Mechanical Drawing, and Computer Aided Drafting
Certifications:Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) for Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe IllustratorAccreditations:PrintED
The Graphic Arts program currently offers advanced placement opportunities with these post-secondary schools:Art Institute of PittsburghButler County Community CollegeDouglas Education CenterPittsburgh Technical College
Upon successful completion of the NOCTI skill and written exams, students may receive six technology credits from Butler County Community College’s Industrial Management Technology program.