DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Design & Visual Communication is an exciting career that combines technology, talent, creativity imagination and fun. It requires some artistic talent, skill and knowledge. People who are imaginative, creative and enjoy problem-solving may be well suited to a creative career.
Creative artists use computers and software to design a wide variety of printed materials, websites, animations, multimedia presentations and more. The elements (line, shape, form, color, value, texture and space) and principles of design (balance, rhythm, movement, contrast emphasis, pattern and unity) are the foundational concepts used to teach design and visual communications.
Instruction in the Commercial Art program is guided by the State developed and Massachusetts Board of Education approved Career and Technical Education Frameworks. Each frameworks strand identifies specific competencies regarding health and safety, technical skills, embedded academics, employability, management and underlying principles of technology. Skill proficiency is tracked over four years.