Skilled and Technical - Arts, AV Technology-Visual Communications

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses let you explore careers, learn new skills and gain hands-on experience. In some cases, you can earn CTE Dual Credit or an industry certificate while in high school. Learn more about CTE student leadership programs at OSPI CTE.
    Classes you can take in middle school (Note: Check with your school for availability. Middle school CTE classes focus on STEM concepts, leadership and entry level industry and employment skills.)
    • 8th Grade Digital Photo/Media

    Classes you can take in high school (Note: Check with your school for availability.)

    • Introduction to Digital Arts = Art Equivalency
    • Photography = Art Equivalency
    • Advanced Photography = Art Equivalency
    • Computer Graphics
    • Digital Video = Art Equivalency

    What you can do right after high school

    • CTE Dual Credit - Use the credit you can earn in this pathway.
    • Edmonds Community College
      • Introduction to Digital Arts - Illustration (VISCO 145)
    • Bellevue College Digital Media Arts
      • Photography-Design and Storytelling (DMA 102)
    • Continue your education or training at a technical school, two-year community college or four-year university. Examples include:
      • Lake Washington Institute of Technology
      • DigiPin Institute of Technology
      • Bellevue College
      • Seattle Film Institute
      • Eastern Washington University
    • Long-term on the job training in one to 12 months. Examples include:
      • Photographer
    • Certificate or diploma
      • Audio-visual specialist
      • Sound engineering technician
      • Broadcast technician
    • Bachelors degree
      • Animator and multimedia artist
      • Fashion designer
      • Film and video editors
      • News reporter
    • Work experience plus a Bachelors degree or higher degree
      • Agent and business manager
      • Producer and director
      • Video game designer

    Career information
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