Graphic Arts

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CIP Code: 10.0399

Instructor: Mr. Edwards

Program Overview

The Graphic Arts course gives students an overview and provides a working knowledge of the printing and publishing trade. Students receive instruction in offset press operation, desktop publishing using industry standard software and high-end Apple MacIntosh computers, digital photography and digital video editing, electronic platemaking and bindery skills. Students learn about production from creation to finished printed product. The exciting field of Graphic Arts is rapidly changing and provides excellent pay and employment locally as well as throughout the nation and internationally. Students enrolled in Graphic Arts have the opportunity to receive a nationally recognized Adobe Certification in Adobe Design Illustrator and Photoshop.

Is this Career Right For You?

  • Do you have a strong interest in art?
  • Do you enjoy being creative and exploring the use of different types of media?
  • Do you have the ability and interest to apply technology to your creative endeavors?
  • Do you have interest in the fields of graphic design?

Inside the Industry

Graphic Designers $50,910
Art Directors $85,290
Desktop Publishers $37,630
Printing Press Operator $39,540
Photographer $30,860
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians $47,720

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 Possible Careers 

  • Graphic Designers
  • Art Directors
  • Desktop Publishers
  • Press Operator
  • Bindery Operator
  • Photographer
  • Videographer

 Potential Certifications 

  • Adobe Certified Associate: Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate: InDesign
  • OSHA
  • Employability: Interviewing Skills

Statewide Articulation Agreements