Graphic Arts

PDE Program of Study - CIP Code 10.0399

Graphic Arts is an instructional Program that generally prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to plan, prepare and execute commercial and industrial visual image and print products using mechanical, electronic and digital graphic and printing equipment.  Students learn desktop publishing, layout, composition, presswork and bindery as well as photography, flexography, lithography, photoengraving and other graphic arts techniques.  Emphasis is on typographical layout and design using computer graphics, photo typesetting, camera and plate making, offset preparation and operation, paper cutting, ink and color preparation and dynamics and airbrush and screen printing production.

Certifications Offered:

PrintED Certification

Career Pathways:

Graphic Designer

Bindery Worker

Prepress Technicians

Printing Press Machine Operator

Photographer Process Worker

Desktop Publisher

Prepress Workers

Units of Instruction:

Art Work

Offset Platemaking

Photographic Processes

Press Operation

Screen Printing

Computer Desktop Publishing

Continuous Tone Photography

Image Assembly

Finishing Procedures

Process Photography

Digital Photography


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