Visual Communications

Pre-Tech Program: Visual Communication

Visual Communications (VisCom) is a year-long course where students learn the fundamentals of art and graphic design, as well as basic approaches for communicating through the media arts. Students complete real design projects using traditional art materials in combination with a variety of computer programs and technology, including: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, scanners and digital drawing tablets. Emphasis is placed on learning the creative process, personal expression/originality and experimentation.  Careers in the arts are explored and investigated.  

Projects include: CD cover design, greeting card design, advertising and marketing projects (logo design, drink design, billboard advertisements), and apparel design.

Desirable Qualifications:  interest in art, comfortable with computers, willingness to try new things, interest in digital and new technologies, creative spirit. 

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Grades 9-12 | 120 Minutes (A Day) | 80 Minutes (B Day)

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There are no prerequisites for this course.


A Days, 1.5 credits per year; B Days, 1 credit per year

Industry Recognized Credentials

Professional Skill Building

  • Students will be prepared to take our Design & Illustration program