Computer Graphic Arts

 

 

Computer Graphic Arts
Do you like to be creative? You can study the business of art & design using Macintosh computer systems! Almost everything you come in contact with - from advertisements (magazines, billboards) industrial design (toys, cars, chairs) to packaging (CD covers, cereal boxes) — has to be designed by someone! The newest gadget or advertisement could be designed by you.


Hands-on
Students develop skills while working in a Computer Graphic Arts lab with an experienced instructor. During the two-year program, assignments are developed that will help each student create a physical and on-line portfolio of their work.


Skills Learned

  •  Drawing Techniques - pencil & ink
  •  Painting - opaque & wash
  •  Perspective Rendering
  •  Design & Composition
  •  Typography & Color Theory
  •  Image Editing - Adobe Photoshop
  •  Page Layout - Adobe InDesign
  •  Computer Illustration - Adobe Illustrator
  •  Multimedia Basics, Adobe Premiere Flash, After Effects
  •  Web Design Basics - Dreamweaver


Opportunities after graduation
Students may earn college credits toward a degree at Clark State Community College, Pittsburgh Institute of Art, Sinclair Community College and School of Advertising Art (SAA) by completing the Computer Graphic Arts Program. Many graduates continue their education to earn a degree. More than 70 percent of graduates in the Computer Graphic Arts Program attend a two or four-year college after high school. Clark State Community College and Sinclair may provide the opportunity to earn a scholarship totaling $3,000 for students who meet academic and attendance requirements. SAA gives $1500 in scholarships for students that qualify.


Career Opportunities

  •  Advertising Designer
  •  Art Director
  •  Fashion Illustrator
  •  Graphic Designer
  •  General Illustrator
  •  Interior Designer
  •  Multi-media Specialist
  •  Production Artist
  •  Publications Designer
  •  Web Page Designer Certification

 Certification

  • Adobe Certified Associate