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Graphic Arts, Imaging, and Advertising Design

Four students sit at desks with drawings on the desk and on the computer screen
Student poses next to a sewing machine
Instructor and student look at a screen printing screen next to a printer and white t-shirt
Student rummages through papers in an art drawer
Two screen printing prints for WCCC Learning Lab Preschool logo and black ink
Two people look at a computer screen and large industrial printer
Student sitting at a desk with t-shirt design design software on the computer
Graphic Arts, Imaging & Advertising Design instructor stands next to a printer, computer, and wall with posters and art
The Graphic Arts Program introduces students to drawing, illustration and graphic design principles and production methodologies.

Students explore print production, digital output, bindery operations, website design, computer animation, digital photography, video production and editing and PDF workflow. Additionally, students gain hands-on experience working on real-life projects for our district and community partners using the lab’s wide format printer and screen printing equipment.

Career Opportunities:

  • Graphic Artist
  • Advertising Professional
  • 3D Designer & Printer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Management/ Business Owner
  • Digital Photographer
  • Web Designer
  • Wide Format Producer
  • Bindery Operator
  • Screen Printer 
  • Photographer

*Some careers noted require additional education

Four students lean against a black car with a colorful custom paint job

Skills Gained:

  • Basic and Advanced Design Principles
  • Screen Printer
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Adobe Design Suite competencies including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

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Career Technical Student Organization


Students participate in SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.

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