Graphic Commercial Art

Program Information Sheet


  • Learn drawing techniques with graphite, pen and ink, colored pencils
  • Create advertisements and branding with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign in the iMac Lab
  • Participate in an award-winning program: SkillsUSA, Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibit, Congressional Art Competition, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
  • Routinely have students place in State SkillsUSA contests including Advertising Design, Ohio Pin, and T-shirt Design
  • Opportunity to participate in the Senior Graphic Art Portfolio Show 
  • Create a professional portfolio necessary for college entrance, scholarship awards, and job interviews.

Work-Based Learning Opportunity - Advanced Placement

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Curriculum Plan Career Tech courses you will be taking along with college credits and certifications available.

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Jordan Hetzer Image

"Jordan recently finished designing this website for Patrick Mahomes as well as merchandise graphics on t-shirts, hats, etc. Jordan is also a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design."

Jordan Hetzer
Senior Designer for Studio Freight residing in Columbus, Ohio
Sara Thompson Image

"Sara graduated from MVCTC in 2013 and the University of Cincinnati in 2018. As an environmental graphic designer she collaborates with architects and interior designers to create branded experiences for some of the worlds biggest brands’ workplaces and experiences. Along with her graphic design career, Sara and a small team from Gensler responded to the plywood covered businesses around their city by starting Color Speaks, a volunteer initiative to collaborate with local businesses to flood our cities with color—hoping to give hope and encouragement to passerby’s during the pandemic. They also developed a step by step guide book to teach others how easy it is to paint a mural in their own city. So far they’ve painted 17 murals in 6 cities, with more exciting plans for spreading color in 2021."

Sara Thompson
Miami East
Environmental Brand Designer at Gensler, the largest architecture/interior/experience design firm in the world, in Seattle, WA.
Delany Adams Image

"After graduating MVCTC, I attended Sinclair Community College for the Visual Communications program. I was very active in my time at Sinclair as a student ambassador and student worker for the Strategic Marketing & Communication department. As a part of that department, I worked on developing and implementing its marketing, advertising, social media, branding, and brand awareness. My current job requires creating all logos, graphics, and marketing material for the City of Fairborn. I assist in refining the City's online presence and works as part of the City marketing team to drive the digital marketing and social media agenda. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I created graphics and posters to communicate important information through fun illustrations. I am currently taking classes through Franklin University to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Interactive Media."

Delany Adams

Assistant Communications Manager for the City of Fairborn