• Advertising Design and Commercial Art

    Department: Career and Technical Education
    Campus: Aston
    School of: Engineering and Computer Science
    Instructor: John Moore
    CIP Code: 50.0402

    Graphic designers – or graphic artists – plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communications problems. They find the most effective way to get messages across in print, electronic, and film media using color, type, illustration, print and layout techniques. An increasing number of graphic designers also develop material for Internet Web pages, interactive media, and multimedia projects. Students learn the concepts of color and design using industry standard computer graphics applications. The goal is to provide students with knowledge and skills required for entry level  positions or admissions to post–secondary programs in a variety of fields.

    Industry Certifications a Student may earn:

    • OSHA-10
    • Adobe Certified Associate

    Career Opportunities

    with 4 year college degrees or higher

    • Art Director
    • Editor
    • Production Manager
    • Marketing/Sales Manager

     with 2 year college degrees

    • Advertising Representatives
    • Desktop Publication
    • Illustrator
    • Production Artist

    College Credit Opportunities

    SOAR Credits

    • Community College of Allegheny County, Community College of Beaver County, Butler County Community College and Pennsylvania College of Technology
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    Articulation Agreements

    • Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Neumann University and Saint Francis University.