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 Graphic Design/Media Production

​​​​​​As students develop and progress, students will begin assembling their best works into a digital portfolio in the 11th grade year as a record of production, and to use in applications to art schools and universities. Cross-curricular projects, field trips to graphic and media businesses, as well as visiting graphic and media artists, will support and enhance the quality of the program. As production is such an important aspect of the program, students will have numerous opportunities to be a part of graphic and video projects and productions each year.

Potential Careers in Graphic Design/Media Production

  • Animator
  • Media educator
  • Commercial artist
  • Photographer
  • Communication specialist
  • Desktop publishing specialist
  • Digital media specialist
  • Graphic designer
  • Media specialist
  • Photo lithographer
  • Print production coordinator 
  • Production manager
  • Promotion producer
  • Video editor
  • Videographer
  • Web designer
  • Marketing director
  • Multi-media designer
  • Illustrator
  • Teacher​

High School Pathway Courses    (s) = semester    

​Grade Essential Pathway Courses​ (select one each year)
​9​
​9/10
​10
10/​11
​12
Recommended Electives
Examples of Post-Secondary Degrees
Associate's Degree
Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Arts Technology
Rock Valley College

Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Media

Master's Degree
Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts
Northern Illinois University
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