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Graphic Arts

What is taught in Graphic Arts?

These classes prepare students for further education and a career in the Graphic Arts industry. Students learn how to design artwork using the latest Adobe software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign and how to print their artwork using a variety of techniques in the classroom.


What is a Graphic Designer?

A graphic designer is a professional who combines artistic creativity with technical skills to create visual content that communicates messages, ideas, or information to a specific audience. Graphic designers work across various industries and mediums, using design elements such as typography, imagery, color, and layout to visually communicate concepts effectively. They play a crucial role in shaping the visual identity of brands, businesses, organizations, and products.


Images of the Graphics arts class

Pathway Information


Arts, Audio/Visual Technology & Communications Pathways

Graphic Design & Communication

Skills Taught

  • Software Proficiency
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Photoshop
    • InDesign
    • other Adobe CC programs
  • Principles of Design
    • Typography
    • Layout and Composition
    • Color Theory
  • Print Production
    • Screen Printing
    • Dye Sublimation
    • other Printing Processes
  • Visual Communication
  • Client Collaboration
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Branding and Identity

Careers in Graphic Arts?

  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Production Artist & Illustrator
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Website Designer
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Online Media Designer
  • Animation Artist
  • Commercial Artist
  • Press Operator
  • Photographer
  • Game Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Industrial Designer
  • Product Designer