Thirteen CTE Graphic Communications high school programs in Maryland are accredited by the Graphic Arts education and research Foundation’s industry accreditation in printed.
Students are eligible for college credit through statewide articulation agreements and also can earn industry-recognized certifications in the following areas:
Maryland offers great opportunities for careers in the Arts, Media and Communication. Students interested in this cluster combine creative abilities with technical skills and knowledge that prepare them for careers in: Video Production, Graphic Communications, Web Design, Interactive Media and Game Design. Maryland CTE programs include a focus on mass communication and graphic communications, and multimedia production. Working with people from industry helps ensure our programs keep pace with the industry. These programs include options for students to earn industry certifications and college credit toward advanced study in the career field.
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 industry and its major operations while teaching academic and technical skills required in the field. students can gain industry certification through printed in several areas, including; Introduction to Graphic Communications, Advertising and Design, Digital File Preparation, Digital Press and Offset Press. While gaining the technical skills they need to succeed in this career pathway, students can also earn college credits through articulation agreements.
The Interactive Media Production (IMP) program includes a strong foundation in arts, technology, and communication. In partnership with Harford Community College, the program was updated so students start with a foundation course in the Principles of Arts, Media and Communication. From there, they take two courses in Interactive Media Design that focus on digital media, interactive media, and graphic design. The program concludes with a capstone course that emphasizes students’ portfolio projects.
Students gain experience in Internet technology and website development, computer graphics, electronic media and project management. Students have the opportunity to earn certification in Adobe Creative Suite or web design. Graduates may also earn college credit.
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