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Graphic & Visual Communications

Graphic & Visual Communications
A two-year program based on current and future trends and practices in the industry with a concentration on Adobe Creative Suite applications, including PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Students learn the following applications and skills:

  • Principles of design theory
  • Concentrated use of Adobe Creative Suite software: PhotoShop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Art history and influential designers research
  • Computer literacy
  • Creative industry specific project work 
  • Digital photography and basic video production

Students use Apple computers and industry standard software to create multimedia projects. They receive comprehensive instruction with an emphasis on technical excellence with industry standard design software. In addition, students learn skills necessary to build, maintain, and grow client relationships. 

Internships and Work Based Learning:

Each CTE program has a Work-Based Learning experience. This means that all students prior to the end of the second year are given the opportunity to be exposed to the operation of a business and specific job duties related to careers in their CTE area. This internship is designed to connect the skills and knowledge learned in the CTE classroom with the real world requirements of a business. Students must demonstrate good attendance, attitude, internship records, and work ethics, as well as respect for others and property.


Articulation Agreements:

CTE has worked with area colleges to ready students for the world of work and for the rigors of post-secondary coursework. This program worked with area colleges to obtain articulation agreements that allow for advance standing or the issuance of credit to those CTE students meeting all program requirements and articulation agreement standards. The colleges WSWHE BOCES has an articulation agreement with for this program are:

  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • SUNY Canton


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