Commercial & Advertising Arts (Graphics)

The Murrell Dobbins CTE High School Commerical & Advertising Arts program

The course of study will include:

  • Principles of Design
  • Color Theory
  • Concept design
  • Proof Reading
  • Layout
  • Digital Photography
  • Vector/Rasterized Imaging
  • Typography
  • Drawing and Cartooning
  • Painting
  • Computer Graphics
  • Copyrights
  • OSHA (safety)

Career Opportunities: Graphic designer/artist, Photography, Story Board Creator, Editor, Game graphics animator, Project Manager, Visual Merchandising, Advertiser, Advertising Executive, Artist, Creative Director, Desktop Publisher, Copy writer, Production, Public Relations, Webmaster, Web designer, Art director, Design manager, Creative director, Illustrator, Visual image developer, Logo designer, Product Package designer

Certifications: Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), NOCTI & PrintED (Skills USA)

Program Requirements: Student Computer Graphics Kit ($100)

Graduation Requirements: Meet SDP graduation requirements and NOCTI, PrintEd & Adobe exams completion & Registration for Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam.

College Advanced Credits: Upon successful completion of this program of study, through the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Students Occupationally and Academically Ready (SOAR) initiative, qualified students can receive college credits for their participation in the Commercial & Advertising Arts (Graphics) program. Some of the participating institutions are Bucks County Community College, and

Pennsylvania College of Technology. Visit for more information.