Chief Academic Officer / Career and Technical Education / Arts, Media and Communication
  • Arts, Media, and Communication

    Arts, Media, and Communication

    The Arts, Media, and Communication career cluster provides students the opportunity to explore the world of graphic arts, graphic design, multimedia, and video production. Students are provided with knowledge of the equipment, materials, and processes currently used in the industry.

    Requirements to Enroll and Complete Program:

    Be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

    Programs of Study
    The Arts, Media, and Communication career cluster features two programs of study:

    Interactive Media Production
    The Interactive Media Production (IMP) program includes a strong foundation in arts and communication with particular emphasis on design, graphic and media communications, interactive technologies, and project development. Students complete one foundation course and two advanced courses- Interactive Media Production. Interactive Media Production students gain experience in Internet technology and website development, computer graphics, digital media production and project management. During the capstone course, students will develop a portfolio of their work and may earn certification in Adobe Creative Suite program. Graduates may also earn articulated college credit. Recommended Electives: AP Studio Art, Drawing, AP Studio 2D or 3D Design.

    • Program Duration: Three Years
    • Beginning Grade Level: 10th
    • Program Location: DuVal*, Oxon Hill*, Surrattsville*

    *Boundary Students Only

    CTE Publishing and Graphics Communication: PrintEd
    The Graphic Communications Program is offered in partnership with the Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA). This program of study is designed to give students an overall understanding of the Graphic Communication industry and its major operations while teaching competencies that lead to national PrintED certification. This program prepares students to work on newspapers, magazines, in advertising agencies or in other environments involving desktop/media publishing or to work on a freelance basis. In addition to learning Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign to create their work, they will work with a variety of equipment, including digital and offset printing, bindery and finishing operations, and screen printing. While gaining the technical skills they need to succeed in this career pathway, students can also earn college credits through articulation agreements.

    • Program Duration: Two Years
    • Beginning Grade Level: 11th
    • Program Location: Suitland

    Possible Certifications

    • Introduction to Graphic Communication,
    • Digital File Preparation
    • Digital Production Printing
    • Advertising and Designs

    Possible Majors
    • Communications
    • Graphic Design
    • Journalism
    • Marketing
    • Animation

    Possible Careers
    • Journalist
    • Broadcast and Sound Engineer
    • Graphic Designer
    • Advertising Manager
    • Writer and Author
    • Photojournalist
    • Public Relations Specialist
    • TV Camera Operator
    • Producer, Director
    • News Anchor, Reporter
    • Digital Animator
    • Game Designer
    • Pre Press Technician
    • Digital Pre-Press Operator
    • Screen Press Operator
    • File Line Supervisor
    • Web fed Press Operator

    Program Handout

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    Program Contact Information: 
    Darlene Bruton, Supervisor
    Career and Technical Education Programs
    2215 Chadwick Street
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
    Phone: (301) 669-6012
    Fax: (301) 637-4452