Commercial Art & Design

Commercial Art students work with a variety of media to create logos, brochures, posters, advertisements, greeting cards and a variety of artwork for the school and the community. They participate in a end-of-the-year Art Show and Competitions to develop a portfolio emphasizing their creative talents and technical skills including becoming proficient in Adobe Design software: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
This “learning while doing” strategy brings reality to the course topics, which includes: typography, media techniques, color theory, graphic design, perspective drawing, elements and principles of design and computer applications. This full day, senior year course promotes creativity and expression through fine art, graphic design and photography. Career opportunities range from a production artist to a creative director. Adobe Certifications can be achieved through the Certiport Company.

Graduates have been successful at four-year colleges and art schools and two-year associate degree programs. A number of students have won scholarships to these programs. Students who successfully complete this program will have proficient knowledge and ability to further their graphic design career path in a post-secondary setting.

Program Specifics

Full Day One-Year Program
8:05 A.M.- 2:10 P.M. (36 weeks // 7.5 credits)

CIP Code

Mr. Artemus Tuisl

Program Costs
Students are required to purchase the following at an estimated cost of $250:

  • Uniform
  • Program Specific Kit

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Student Certifications


National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) provides industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for students enrolled in career and technical education programs.


Certifications can be received from Adobe and Certified Photographic Consultants, certifying that individuals have advanced skills to plan, design, build and maintain effective communications using different forms of digital media.

PrintED Certification

PrintED Certification provides students with a national accreditation based on industry standards that encompass the elements of a solid training program within a graphic communication curricula.

College Articulation and Credits

College Credit Opportunities

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh


SOAR programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.

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Career Opportunities

Students can be employed while in high school through the Cooperative Education program. Qualified students may obtain paid employment after successful completion of classroom training. This program expands the school curriculum by providing students with additional skills through supervised work experience at local businesses. The employment is scheduled during the time the student would be in attendance at the Career and Technology Center.


  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Photographer
  • Web Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Freelance Artist
  • Production Artist


  • The Merchandiser
  • Colortech, Inc.
  • Bemis Company, Inc.
  • The Lebanon Daily News
  • Eagle Graphics

Salary Ranges

PositionPA Projected Employment Growth 2014-2024 Entry SalaryAvg PA SalaryExperienced Salary
Graphic Designer-1%$30,340$50,570$60,690
Art Director1%$50,290$85,800$103,560
Multimedia Artist and Animators2%$38,420$66,800$80,990
Desktop Publisher-18%$23,450$38,290$45,710