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    Commercial Art is a broad-based, student-centered program that blends the boundless potential of the creative mind with the limitless power of digital computer technology to produce thought-provoking images and persuasive messages. The program encompasses an expansive curriculum that includes illustration, graphic design, digital imaging, animation, Web design, desktop publishing, and other areas. Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center's Commercial Art classroom is, in effect, a full-service graphic design and digital communications shop capable of producing professional quality work.


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    Occupations:

    · Graphic Designers
    · Multimedia Designers
    · Web Designers
    · Advertising Sales
    · Desktop Publishers
    · Illustrators
    · Advertising Artists
    · Package Designers
    · Photographers
    · Public Relations



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    Academic
    Requirements:

    · Algebra I
    · Algebra II
    · Geometry
    · College Prep English
    · Science


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    Curricular
    Components:

    · Adobe Software
    · Web Design
    · Graphic Design
    · Illustration
    · Animation Basics
    · 3D Design
    · Desktop Publishing
    · Digital Photography

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    Fact Check

    · Graphic designers with Web design and animation experience will especially be needed as demand increases for design projects for interactive media.

    · Multimedia artists and animators work primarily in the motion picture and video industries, or at advertising agencies and computer systems design companies.

    · Demand for illustrators who work on a computer will increase as media companies use more detailed images and backgrounds in their designs.

    · Employment of public relations specialists is expected to grow 24 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. The recent emergence of social media in public relations is expected to increase job growth as well.

Last Modified on June 22, 2019