Student Goals:

Students will prepare their Artist portfolio for evaluation


Student Objectives:

By June, the Visual Communications students, along with lectures, guided practices, multiple projects and various technique examples, the students will be able to develop a portfolio of their work that demonstrates their ability and for entrance into their secondary education choice upon completion of the program.


Program Of Study Requirements:

903 - Inventory personal career interests & goals.

904 - Research employment opportunities.

905 - Explore postsecondary institutions & opportunities.

909 - Complete a job or college application.

914 - Research current industry practices.

Must-Have Pieces In Your portfolio:

The quality of your art portfolio has the single biggest impact on your application to art school. It's critical that your portfolio shows off work that best represents your technical skills and perspective.

Foundation Year (First-Year Students):

The Foundation year is intensive, exciting, and challenging, and through it each student begins to find and define a distinctive visual voice. At the end of the year, students are well prepared to enter the all-elective sophomore year.

Digital & Graphic Design:

Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual productions and media, such as print, broadcasting, video, and film. Direct workers engaged in artwork or layout design.

Section 11: New Night Club


Client / Client contact information:
The Client has a large budget and an old warehouse in center city Philadelphia and needs a name, logo, and a poster design for the grand opening.

Logo Design, New Name, Poster Design

Background / Overview:
The Style of club is designed for the dance and party crowd. The type of music will generally be dance and house music. This is a 21 and over crowd not a college scene bar, upper-class professionals

What is the objective, the purpose of the Poster?
Need to create interest and pack the club, opening night could be a theme party, if you feel it would be a good way to open the club.

What do we want to say?
Take part in the grand opening of the newest hot spot in Philly.

Target Market?
25 to 35 year old professionals

Additional info & insights:
The client wants to make sure that everyone entering the club is here fo a good time and not looking to push any type of
gimmick specials but just wants to build a solid problem free atmosphere.

Production Information and Job Specs:
Logo Design, name and 11” x 17” Vertical Poster.


Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.

Section 11: Acrylic Illustration


Client / Client contact information:
Philadelphia Art Museum

Local Artist figure study exhibit.

Background / Overview:
In order for your figure to be approved for the show your painting must show evidence of a figure model, be done in a wet media format, and a 75% of the figure in the artwork.

What is the objective, the purpose of the Illustration?
Local Artist figure study exhibit.

Target Market?
25 to 75 years of age

Production Information and Job Specs:
The Illustration should be no bigger the 11” x 17“ or smaller the 10” x 10”.


Section 11: Religious Freedom


The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that everyone in the United States has the right to practice his or her own religion, or no religion at all. 

Our country's founders -- who were of different religious backgrounds themselves -- knew the best way to protect religious liberty was to keep the government out of religion. So they created the First Amendment -- to guarantee the separation of church and state. This fundamental freedom is a major reason why the U.S. has managed to avoid a lot of the religious conflicts that have torn so many other nations apart. 

Photography & Video:

Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects. May use lighting equipment to enhance a subject's appearance. May use editing software to produce finished images and prints. Includes commercial and industrial photographers, scientific photographers, and photojournalists.

Web-Design & App Development:

Design digital user interfaces or websites. Develop and test layouts, interfaces, functionality, and navigation menus to ensure compatibility and usability across browsers or devices. 

Fine Arts:
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Animation & Game Design:

Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.

Fashion Design:
Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.


Classroom Zoom Hours - 1PM to 1:30 PM - Monday - Thursday


Meeting ID: 966 9441 5843 - Passcode: Viscom


Office Zoom Hours - 2PM to 2:30 PM - Monday - Thursday


Meeting ID: 977 4308 8893 - Passcode: Viscom


Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education. _Most of the students graduating from the program _continue their education.


Steve Bross

Commercial Art Instructor



Central Montco Technical High School

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462



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