Her students have won the Scholastic Gold Key in drawing and illustration, Congressional Art awards, US Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and have been awarded merit scholarships from their senior portfolios.
About the Program
Imagine spending more than two hours of your school day on art, every day.
Our Design & Illustration program pushes art students to become masters in visual creative problem solving and self expression by immersing them in a wide array of artistic mediums. Study all aspects of graphic design on an iMac loaded with industry-standard Adobe Creative Cloud software. Work towards mastering drawing in our figure drawing and still life studios. Paint, collage, sketch or do whatever you love in a Visual Journal. Learn to take professional portraits and fine art photographs with a DSLR camera or animate on a Wacom Cintiq digital illustration tablet.
Design & Illustration will expose you to many artistic mediums and put the best tools and technology in your hands, all while helping you (one-on-one) build your strongest portfolio for applying to schools or to continue your artistic practices in life after high school.
All students need to submit a portfolio of at least 5 works for review, and interview with the instructor as part of the application process for this program.
Art I, or an equivalent (Digital Photo I, Graphic Design I), is a prerequisite for this program. Enrollment, and completion, in a college or community class (Burlington City Arts) does count (Eg. Drawing I at CCV, UVM, RISD continuing education).
CREDENTIALS, CERTIFICATES, WORK-BASED LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Portfolio; National Technical Honor Society; SkillsUSA
High School credits Available:
- Year 1: 3.0 Elective Credits
- Year 2: 2.0 Elective Credits and 1.0 Fine Arts Credit
- Credit Opportunity for AP Studio Art
Dual Enrollment/College Credit Opportunities (Up to 12 College Credits)
- Drawing I (3 credits)
- Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud (3 credits)
- Graphic Design I (3 credits)
- Digital Photography (3 credits)
Follow this link to the CTE Digital and Visual Arts Programs Proficiency as detailed on the VT AOE website.
Design and Illustration Occupations
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