Graphic Design Pathway

  • Graphic Design Pathway logo Visual artists create art to communicate ideas, thoughts or feelings. They use a variety of methods and an assortment of materials. Their works may be realistic, stylized or abstract and may depict objects, people, nature or events. Illustrators and graphic designers use their artistic skills to serve commercial clients, such as major corporations, retail stores, and advertising, design and publishing firms.

    Your Options

    • Non-Transfer program available at all five high schools
    • Transfer program available at Olathe Northwest High School (e-Communication Academy)

Career Opportunities

    • Graphic Designer
    • Commercial Artist
    • Illustrator
    • Advertising Designer
    • Digital Photographer
    • Logo Artist
    • Media Production Specialist
    • Art Director

Sequence of Courses

Course Title Academy/Program Grade Level Pathway Level Credit
Art I 7-8 0.5
Art II 7-8 0.5
Art III 8 0.5
Communications/Multi-Media 7-8 0.5-1.0
Communications?Multi-Media 6 0.25
Computer 6 6 0.25
Computer I 7-8 0.5
Computer II 7-8 0.5
Computer Applications I 9-12 Introductory 0.5
Computer Applications II 9-12 Introductory 0.5
Foundations of e-Communication 21st Century: e-Communication 9 Introductory 1.0
Introduction to Design II 21st Century: Design 9 Introductory 0.5
Graphic Design III 21st Century: e-Communication 11-12 Technical 0.5
Graphic Design I 9-12 Technical 0.5
Graphic Design II 10-12 Techincal 0.5
Graphic Design IV 21st Century: e-Communication 11-12 Techincal 0.5
Photojournalism 9-12 Technical 1.0
e-Communication Senior Capstone I & II: Graphic Design 21st Century: e-Communication 12 Application 2.0

Credit Info - Graphic Design

  • To be considered a CTE Completer in the pathway, students must complete 3.0 credits within the course sequence and earn an industry recognized, comprehensive certification or pass a third-party, end-of-pathway assessment. At least 2.0 of the required 3.0 required credits must be a combination of technical and application level courses.

    Offered at: Olathe East, Olathe North, Olathe Northwest, Olathe South, Olathe West

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