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Visual Arts:
Commercial Art Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students prepare to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via illustrations and other forms of printed media.

You Will Learn
  • Concept design, layout, paste up, and other computer graphics techniques.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Visual Arts: Commercial Art - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
SkillsUSA is the student leadership organization for Skilled & Technical Sciences Education. SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Advertising Designer
  • Animator/Illustrator
  • Commercial Art Teacher
  • Commercial Designer
  • Fashion Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Painter/Illustrator
  • Photographer
  • Sketch Artist

Workforce Trends
The expanding electronic media and entertainment industries will offer opportunities for animators, illustrators and graphic artists. Competition for jobs will be keen.

Utah Wage
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