Graphic Design

Pathway Information

  • Visual artists create art to communicate ideas, thoughts or feelings. They use a variety of methods and an assortment of materials. Their works may be realistic, stylized or abstract and may depict objects, people, nature or events. Illustrators and graphic designers use their artistic skills to serve commercial clients, such as major corporations, retail stores, and advertising, design and publishing firms.

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    Sequence of Courses

    Pathway Course ID Course Title Level Credit
    Visual Arts-Graphic Design 5735 Computer Essentials (Not at Northeast Magnet) Level 1: Introductory 0.5
    Visual Arts-Graphic Design 5769 Introduction to Drawing Level 1: Introductory 0.5
    Visual Arts-Graphic Design 5778 Principles of Illustration (Not at Northeast Magnet) Level 2: Technical 0.5
    Visual Arts-Graphic Design 5715 Photo Imaging Level 2: Technical 0.5
    Visual Arts-Graphic Design 5712 Fundamentals of Graphic Design (Not at Northeast Magnet) Level 2: Technical 0.5
    Visual Arts-Graphic Design 5741, 5742 Computer Graphics Level 2: Technical 1
    Visual Arts-Graphic Design 5781, 5782 Graphic Design Level 2: Technical 1
    Visual Arts-Graphic Design 5755, 5756 Project Management for Graphic Design Level 3: Application 1

     

    Courses offered may vary between schools.  To be considered a CTE Completer in the pathway, students must complete 3.0 credits within the course sequence, achieve 80% or greater competency on the course standards or industry proficiency exam, and graduate high school in four years.  At least 2.0 of the required 3.0 required credits must be a combination of technical and application level courses.

     

Career Opportunities

    • Graphic Designer

    • Commercial Artist

    • Illustrator

    • Advertising Designer

    • Digital Photographer

    • Logo Artist

    • Media Production Specialist

    • Art Director