Computer Graphic Arts

Last Updated: 11/30/2020 8:58 PM

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 in magazines, bill-boards, industrial design of toys, cars, and chairs to the packaging of CD covers and cereal boxes — has to be designed by someone! The newest gadgets or advertisements could be designed by you.


Virtual Open House

Information about our programs and our virtual open house can be found at



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.


Experience and Skills Gained

  • 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


A Few of the Career Opportunities

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


College Scholarship Opportunities

$3,000 scholarships are available from Clark State Community College and Sinclair Community College to qualified students. The Modern College of Design (formally the School of Advertising Art) awards a $5,000 scholarship for students passing the Computer Graphic Arts Program and applying to their school.


Credentials/ Certifications - ODE Value

Adobe Illustrator CS6 - 4 Points

Adobe InDesign CS6 - 4 Points

Adobe Photoshop CS6 - 4 Points


Clark State Community College - Sem. Hrs.

GPH 1001     Intro. to Graphic Design - 4 Credits

ART 1111     Drawing I - 3 Credits  

VIS 1208     Typography - 4 Credits

GPH 1201     Electronic Imagery - 3 Credits


Sinclair Community College Credits - Sem. Hrs.

VIS 1100 Design Foundations - 4 Credits

VIS 1110 Design Drawing - 4 Credits

VIS 1140 Design Processes I - 4 Credits


Students will have the opportunity to earn credentials and college credits based on final program grades and /or test scores.

All credentials and college credits are current as of the posting of this website, but are subject to change.

Additional Info

Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center | 1901 Selma Road | Springfield, OH 45505
Phone: 937.325.7368
Fax: 937.325.7452