The Design and Multimedia Arts program of study explores the occupations and educational opportunities associated with designing or creating graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. This program of study may also include exploration into designing clothing and accessories, and creating special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media, for use in computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

This program of study is broken down into three concentrations: Animation, Game Design, and Photography, however, courses can overlap to achieve this endorsement.

Course Information

Courses below are not tied to grade levels.  Not all courses have a required prerequisite. 

This Program of Study has upper level courses that require Work-Based Learning. Please speak with your counselor about the requirements and view the Work-Based Learning page. 

Certifications Offered

  • Adobe Certified Associate - Photoshop

The Arts, A/V Technology and Communications (AAVTC) Career Cluster focuses on careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services. Careers in the AAVTC career cluster require a creative aptitude, a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong academic foundation, and a proficiency in oral and written communication.

Meets the requirements of the Business and Industry endorsement.


Level 1

Digital Design & Media ProductionsALL YEARCredit: 1
Grade: 9 - 10

Level 2

Commercial Photography 1ALL YEARCredit: 2
Grade: 10-11

Level 3

Commercial Photography 2ALL YEARCredit: 1
Grade: 11-12

Level 4

Practicum in Commercial PhotographyALL YEARCredit: 2
Grade: 11-12