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Visual Design

Program Description

The Visual Design program prepares students for careers in graphic design, illustration, Web/emerging technology, and print and product design. Students gain the necessary technical and academic skills to create digital and tactile designs/images and produce 2D and 3D products needed for creative portfolio development and college career recruitment.

Schools Offered

Skills Taught

  • Illustration
  • Digital Print Design
  • Typography
  • Digital Image Editing
  • Photography
  • Package Design
  • 3D Modeling and Prototyping
  • Logo and Branding
  • Environmental Design

Career-Based Learning Opportunities

  • ARTWORKS Apprenticeships
  • Summer Intensive DAAP University of Cincinnati
  • Visiting Artists and Designers Series
  • Pre-College Partnership: Art Academy of Cincinnati: Communications Arts Department
  • Student Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • Student Shadow and Internships: Contemporary Arts Center

Credentials and College Credit Opportunities

  • Up to three college credits available in:
    • Digital Media Concepts
  • Art Academy of Cincinnati Certificate of Completion
  • AP Art History
  • AP Studio Art
  • Adobe PhotoShop Certification
  • Adobe Illustrator Certification

Career Opportunities

  • Graphic Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Multimedia Artist/Animator
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Commercial Artist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Multimedia Producer

Business Partners Connection

This is the advisory committee that assists with planning, evaluation and instruction.

  • Art Academy of Cincinnati
  • Contemporary Arts Center
  • Taft Museum of Art
  • Manifest Gallery and Drawing Center
  • Mayerson Foundation
  • University of Cincinnati, DAAP
  • Cincinnati State


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