• Visual Communications


    Create It!

  • The program introduces a broad spectrum of the Visual Communications industry, and provides students the opportunity to express their creativity and learn design and production techniques. The program will teach students how to apply their creativity toward viable career options. Visual Communications is a two year program where students will rotate among all three instructors.

    First Year Students

    Students in their first year will learn about the fundamentals of the Visual Communications industry. They will rotate between the design lab and print production labs, each containing current production equipment and computer technology. Some major areas students will learn about include basic design concepts, Adobe design and layout software, concept and image development, printing and bindery processes, and employability skills. All first year students will receive safety training in the beginning of the school year.

    Students will leave the first year with a comprehensive understanding of the graphics and print industry, skills in design, layout and print, basic employability skills, a resume, and many portfolio-ready pieces to showcase what they have learned.

    Second Year Students

    Students in their second year have the experience of operating a service desk, taking in real-world design and production jobs. In addition to these work-based learning experiences, students have the ability to further explore the many facets of Visual Communications.

    Students are placed in situations to develop leadership and communication skills while they produce products for clients and are given assignments that develop problem solving skills. This keeps them open to new experiences so they can adapt to changes and new technologies within the Visual Communications industry once they graduate from our program.

    Success Indicators

    • Able to work independently

    • Likes change and a fast-paced environment

    • Good attendance and punctuality

    • Pays attention to detail

    • Ability to read and follow directions, both written and verbal

    • Basic math skills and ability to read a ruler

    • Creativity in a traditional art setting and with computer design

    • Enjoys working on computers

    • Ability to block out distractions and remain on task

    • Can handle criticism of creative work

    • Patient, and likes the challenge of solving a problem

Visual Communication