• Visual Art & DesignArt

    The Visual Art & Design program offers the creative or artistic student an opportunity to explore various art forms, mediums, and art-related career paths. Course units are designed to guide students through the fundamentals of drawing and design. Students will develop and refine their skills, explore color and painting techniques, and create graphic designs using traditional methods and computers.
    Visual Art & Design is based on the multi-faceted DBAE formula; a Discipline Based Art Education which integrates four disciplines: Art Production, Art History, Art Aesthetics, and Art Criticism in a comprehensive and sequential implementation. Projects and grading rubrics are based on the National Standards for the Visual Arts.

    Topics of Study:
    Drawing Portfolio Preparation
    Figure Drawing Illustration
    Perspective Drawing Advertising Design
    Mechanical Drawing Graphic Design
    Lettering / Typography Computer Graphics
    Design Cartooning
    Color Theory Applied Design
    Color Exploration Photography
    Art History Professional Practices

    Post- Secondary Options:
    Marywood University, Scranton, Pa. 
       Art Education, Art Therapy, Graphic Design, Photography, Art Administration, Illustration, Painting
    Keystone College, La Plume Pa.
       Visual Arts, Teaching/Art Education, Fine Art, Photography, Design, Printmaking
    Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke Pa.
       Commercial Art, Computer Graphics, Graphic Design, Photography, Advertising Specialization, Painting and Illustration
    Antonelli Institute, Erdenheim Pa.
       Graphic Design, Photography
    Lackawanna College, Scranton Pa.
       Communication Arts, Media Technology
    Kutztown University, Kutztown Pa.
       Advertising Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive Design, Studio Art, and Craft
    Art Institute of Philadelphia, Pa.
       Advertising, Media Arts and Animation, Photography, Industrial Design, Game Art Design, Fashion
    Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, Lancaster, Pa.
       Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Digital Media, Fine Arts
    National Technical Institute of the Deaf, Rochester, NY (RIT)
       Graphic Design, Advertising, Illustration, Art Education, Arts and Imaging, Art and Design, Fine Art Studio.
    University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.
       Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Illustration, Photography, Painting and Drawing, Crafts, Art Therapy, Art Education, Book Arts/Printmaking
    Pratt School of Art, Brooklyn, NY
       Art and Design Education, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Illustration, Communications Design, Digital Arts, Photography, Painting, and Drawing
    Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pa.
       Graphic Design, Graphic Communication, Advertising Art
    Penn State University, Scranton campus Pa.
       Letter Arts and Sciences 2+2 program

    Career Opportunities:
    Visual Artists generally fall into one of two categories: Graphic Designers or Illustrators. Students may begin working immediately as a Freelance artist or may look for work with various companies such as: Advertising Agencies, Graphic Design Studios, Desktop Publishing Firms, Signage Companies, Art Supply Sales, Matting and Framing Companies, Newspapers, Art Galleries or Museums.