Design and Visual Communications

Whether it’s a logo, poster, magazine cover, or billboard the Visual (or Graphic) designer is the one to bring the initial idea to life.  The artistry of visual design can be seen everywhere.  For the student who sees the world of creativity as a career, this program is the place to begin.

The Design and Visual Communications Program provides training to students in all aspects of digital and visual communications.  Students learn the basics of page layout and design, illustration, typography, digital photography, story boarding, web design and animation.  They learn to take an idea from concept to pre-flight, and understand the principles of prepress and outsourcing, as well as the practical aspects of basic printing processes and equipment.

Students have access to the latest industry standard Adobe software and develop practical skills that translate into a solid foundation for employment and higher education.  They not only develop techniques in marketing of the products they create, they will learn to market themselves.  All of these skills require creativity, technology, communication and the ability to meet tight deadlines.

Graduates find employment in advertising, desktop publishing, illustration, web design, animation, and other graphic related fields.  Students also find employment in simple printing and copying facilities.  Many Design and Visual Communications students enter college to further their education.

Articulation Agreements between Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s Design and Visual Communications Program and post secondary institutions are in the process of development.

$825 tuition waiver and one foundation module (not a credit based system)

State wide Articulation Agreement 

Licenses, Certifications, and Affiliations

Adobe Certified Associate Certification

American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) General Safety 10 Hour Certification