Visual Communications


High School Credits

4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Course Description

For Students

What we do:

  •  Work with high quality equipment
  •  Utilize PhotoShop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  •  Page Layout
  •  Digital Photography
  •  Digital Audio/Video
  •  Digital Press
  •  Vinyl & Sign Graphics
  •  Screen Printing
  •  And much more!!

For Parents

5550 Graphic Design and Layout includes organized learning experiences that incorporate a variety of visual art techniques as they relate to the design and execution of layouts and illustrations for advertising, displays, promotional materials, and instructional manuals. Instruction also covers advertising theory and preparation of copy, lettering, posters, and artwork in addition to incorporation of photographic images. Communication skills will be emphasized through the study of effective methods used to design commercial products that impart information and ideas. Advanced instruction might also include experiences in various printing processes as well as activities in designing product packaging and commercial displays or exhibits.

5572 Graphic Imaging Technology will include organized learning experiences that focus on theory and laboratory activities in pre-press, press and finishing operations. Emphasis will be placed on elements of design and layout leading to computerized electronic image generation, plate preparation, pressroom operations, and finishing techniques. Instructional activities will enhance student’s language arts skills through the use of proofreading, spelling, and punctuation exercises. The course will include actual production processes in conjunction with classroom assignments embracing the technologies of printing, publishing, packaging, electronic imaging, and their allied industries.




Dual Credit Institution






 Dual Credit Courses

VISC 102 Fundamentals of Imaging
VISC 115 Intro to Computer Graphics
DESN 120 Computer Illustration
DESN 155 Computer Page Layout
DESN 140 Computer Imaging

Potential Careers/Salary

Graphic Designers - $47,640 per year 
Photographer - $34,070 per year
Printing Worker - $33,150 per year

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet at (visited March 28, 2018).


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