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Arts, Media and Communication

Overview

T-sunflower-sun-summer-yellow.jpgThe Arts, Media, and Communication career cluster provides students the opportunity to explore the world of graphic arts, graphic design, multimedia, and video production. Students are provided with knowledge of the equipment, materials, and processes currently used in the industry.

Requirements to Enroll and Complete Program: Be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Learn more about possible careers and majors

Did You Know?

  • 1/3 of CTE Students can earn college credit and/or industry certification through CTE1
  • CTE Graduates earn significantly more than those who majored in academic fields2
  • 6 in 10 Students plan to pursue a career related to the CTE area they explored in high school.3
  • CTE Graduates with technical or applied science associates degrees out-earn bachelor’s degree holders by $11,000.4

Interactive Media Production

(3-year pathway)

The Interactive Media Production (IMP) program includes a strong foundation in arts and communication with particular emphasis on design, graphic and media communications, interactive technologies, and project development. Students complete one foundation course and two advanced courses- Interactive Media Production. Interactive Media Production students gain experience in Internet technology and website development, computer graphics, digital media production and project management. During the capstone course, students will develop a portfolio of their work and may earn certification in Adobe Creative Suite program. Graduates may also earn articulated college credit. Recommended Electives: AP Studio Art, Drawing, AP Studio 2D or 3D Design.

Courses

  • Beginning Grade Level: 10th

Programs Location(s)

*Boundary Students Only

Possible Certifications

  • Introduction to Graphic Communication,
  • Digital File Preparation
  • Digital Production Printing
  • Advertising and Designs

Possible Majors

  • Communications
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Animation

Possible Careers

  • Journalist
  • Broadcast and Sound Engineer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Advertising Manager
  • Writer and Author
  • Photojournalist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • TV Camera Operator
  • Producer, Director
  • News Anchor, Reporter
  • Digital Animator
  • Game Designer
  • Pre Press Technician
  • Digital Pre-Press Operator
  • Screen Press Operator
  • File Line Supervisor
  • Web fed Press Operator

Program Contact Information

Regina G. Spruill, Ed.D., Instructional Specialist
regin.garrettspruill@pgcps.org

Department of Career and Technical Education
Green Valley Administrative Offices
2215 Chadwick Street
Temple Hills, MD 20748

Phone: (301) 669-6012
Fax: (301) 637-4452

1 Source: My College Options®/ACTE research study (2016). National sample includes 40,192 high school CTE students., 2 Jacobson and Mokher, Florida Study of Career and Technical Education, 2014, as cited in the 2014 National Assessment of CTE Final Report, 3 NRCCUA® and ACTE 2016, 4 Schneider 2013, College Measures