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Design & Visual Communications


Sample Job Titles:  

  • Animator                                                            *  Photographer
  • Artist                                                                   *  Videographer
  • Computer Animator                                         *  Screen Printer
  • Digital Artist                                                       * Press Operator
  • Graphic Artist                                                    *  Photoshop Artist
  • Multimedia Designer

    Technical and Higher Education Majors: 
  • Fine Arts
  • Illustration
  • Design
  • Advertising

    Certifications and Career Advancement:  Usually requires a four-year bachelor's degree. A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. Employees in this occupation usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training. Evidence of appropriate talent and skill, displayed in an artists portfolio, is an important factor used by art directors, clients, and others in deciding whether to hire an individual or contract for their work. A portfolio is a collection of handmade, computer-generated, photographic, or printed samples of the artists best work. Assembling a successful portfolio requires skills usually developed through postsecondary training in art or visual communications. Internships also provide excellent opportunities for artists to develop and enhance their portfolios.


Industry Affiliations:  SKILLS USA

Industry Certifications available in High School:  OSHA 10 hour General Industry Certification

College Credits toward post-secondary certifications/degrees can be earned through Articulation Agreements with:

College Course
MA State DV Articulation Agreement One or more DV courses at a MA community college
Center For Digital Imaging Arts

Tuition Credit - $2,000

North Shore Community College                   GRA 116 Electronic Imaging    3 credits

                                                                                        GRA 118  Digital Page Layout   3 credits

Last modified on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:01