Commercial Art

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CIP Code: 50.0402

Instructor: Mr. Cagno, website

Program Overview

This program introduces students to visual design, graphic design, and the interactive design industry. In a world where commercial art has never been more relevant, DCTS Commercial Art offers students a community in which to develop the conceptual foundation and skills needed for admission to a post- secondary institution to refine their skills. Students learn the fundamentals as they finish each project and work to build a professional portfolio. They are introduced to the Adobe Creative Cloud and explore media messages for print and digital.

Students explore graphic design, advertising, print design, illustration, digital photography, and video production. Students gain an exceptional amount of knowledge and understanding of creative software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro.

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 advertising and marketing?
  • Are you a good planner and organizer?

Inside the Industry

Multimedia $70,420
Commercial & Industrial Designer $75,650
Graphic Designer $51,730
Desktop Publishers $51,090


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 Possible Careers 

  • Advertising & Promotions Manager
  • Multimedia Artists
  • Film & Video Editors
  • Desktop Publishers
  • Web Designers
  • Copy Writers
  • Artists & Related Workers

 Potential Certifications 

  • Adobe Certified Associate in Graphic design & illustration using Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate in Print & digital media publication using Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Certified Associate in Visual design using Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate in Digital video using Adobe Premiere Pro
  • OSHA-10
  • Employability: Interviewing Skill
  •  Statewide Articulation Agreements