Advertising Design

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The field of advertising and commercial art requires people who possess a wide range of creative and artistic skills. Today’s commercial artist must be familiar with many forms of production, illustrative techniques, computer graphics and photography. From simple line drawings to computer generated imaging, the students create art that requires them to apply technical theory to an advertising agency workplace.
Students will apply their designs on state‐of‐the‐art equipment including digital printers, laser engravers, vinyl cutters, a sublimation system and embroidery machines. This program is designed to allow students to bring together many areas of creative graphic design and production technologies.
Courses of Study
• Drawing/Illustration
• Typography
• Color Theory
• Digital Imaging
• Photography
• Design Layout and Production
• Electronic Pre‐Press
Career Paths
• Art Director
• Commercial /Industrial Designer
• Graphic Designer
• Fashion Designer/Illustrator
• Photographer
Post-Secondary Opportunities
• Art Institute of Pittsburgh
• Douglas Education Center
• Indiana University of PA
• Pittsburgh Technical Institute
• Advertising Design

Articulated Credits for High School Students
• Statewide
• Art Institute of Pittsburgh
• Pittsburgh Technical Institute
• Oakbridge Academy of Arts

*Gainful Employment Disclosure for Adult Students