Commercial Art

Use your creativity and technology skills to create logos, advertisements, package design, illustrations, animation, layout design and many more projects. Create your portfolio to enter the job market as a graphic designer, animator, illustrator or another creative career path.  Gain real world experience working with the latest Adobe creative suite using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Animate.

 

 

Course available: Grades 11 - 12

Course length: 2 years

Credits: *Up to 4 CTE credits a year

Available high school credits: 1.0 English

*Course must be taken with Multimedia, which determines maximum credits that can be awarded.

PROGRAM CONTENT

UNITS of STUDY: 

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Flash
  • Advertising Design
  • Animation
  • Art History
  • Figure Drawing
  • Illustration/Drawing Skills
  • Logo Development
  • Marketing
  • Movie Poster Design
  • Character Development

COLLEGE CREDITS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Upon successful completion of this program, students may receive college credits pending entrance procedures established.  Students may also receive an industry certification pending successful completion of an approved industry certification exam.  All students completing this program and passing the appropriate industry certification exam will receive and endorsed high school diploma.  Please see below for college credits and industry certifications available. 

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS:

  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • College of New Rochelle
  • College of Westchester

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:

  • NOCTI - Advertising and Design

CAREER PATH AND OPPORTUNITIES

Students who successfully complete the program may seek employment or continue their studies in any of the following areas:

  • Post-secondary degree in advertising, graphic arts or Fine Arts.
  • Graphic Designer,
  • Illustrator,
  • Animator,
  • Production Artist,
  • Art Director,
  • Creative Director

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