Are you creative? Communications Programs offer students instruction to prepare them for careers that focus on creating messages, images, and videos that illustrate, educate, inspire, and influence others. Students learn about emerging technologies and earn valuable, marketable Adobe Certified Professional certifications in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere.
Communication & Graphics
Students in this cluster may attend field trips to The Philadelphia Art Museum, film festivals, competitions, college tours, and industry-related venues. Some of the professionals they meet and connect with include photographers, filmmakers, and graphic designers.
Lists of schools that support these programs are provided on each program page.
This program introduces the art of multimedia design of video and audio/visual merged with creative elements of print design. Students can become Adobe-certified within three years, which provides an invaluable advantage in the job market after high school, or a spot in advanced college courses. Internships during junior and senior year expose students to the industry and provide hands-on experience in producing digital content.
This program covers a variety of media productions as well as the hardware, software, and equipment necessary for working in entertainment or any business that uses film and video. The skills obtained provides students with a personal portfolio in preparation for college or employment right after graduation. Students in this program can obtain Adobe Certified Professional Certification in Premiere and Photoshop.
This program focuses on developing the creativity and software skills necessary to compete in the innovative graphics industry, including color theory, typography, and website design. Students can participate in work-based learning opportunities–including internships and shadowing. Students in this program can also obtain Adobe Certified Professional Certification in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
Students enrolled in programs within the Communications Cluster can participate in many activities and experiences that relate to a variety of career goals outside of the classroom, such as film festivals and design competitions. Connections to professionals and employers in the industry give students the opportunity to take part in trips to local businesses, tours of local industry-related events and mock job interviews.