Design & Illustration

HS Credits for 2 Year Program:
Year 1 – 3.0 Elective Credits
Year 2 – 2.0 Elective Credits and 1.0 Art Credit
VT Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements (PBGRs)​: BTC is currently in the process of
aligning PBGRs for Grade 11-12 Programs.
Industry Recognized Certifications: ​Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Instructor: Justin Gonyea

This program is for students prepared to be challenged to expand their expertise in the arts and visual communication. Students have the opportunity to build skills in traditional and digital media, with a focus on building a portfolio. Students will be exposed to many different mediums, from the foundation of observation drawing to photography and graphic design—using Apple computers, the Adobe Creative Cloud, DSLR cameras, and Wacom drawing tablets. Units of study include figure drawing from life, photographing indoor and outdoor themes, designing logos, greeting cards, and magazine articles, and illustrating.

Successful students attend prestigious art schools and liberal arts schools, often earning scholarships for their portfolios. Some students work at apprenticeships or enter the workforce directly. In recent years students have been accepted to Maine College of Art, MassArt, Savannah College of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons, Pratt, and the School of Museum of Fine Arts.

Prerequisites/Recommended Skills: Art 1, examples of 5-10 pieces of artwork to be shared at required interview, 9th grade reading level.

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