"Connecting Your Passions, Your Dreams"


Graphic and Media Arts Academy

Students work closely with their teachers to explore their creativity and develop skills in graphic design, digital photography, illustration, video production, audio production, and motion graphics – while learning how to design in multiple media including print, Web, interactive and social media. 

Students pick and choose which courses best fit their creative style and college and career goals.

Projects span the entire workflow, from file preparation all the way through production and distribution issues. The Adobe Creative Cloud becomes a key piece of a student’s journey to success by working with Premier, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and others. Students also learn to utilize industry standard content management systems such as WordPress for web design and blogging.

Students may design and screen print t-shirts, create augmented reality pieces, and sharpen their photography, video and audio production, and web design skills.

Hands-on experiences include working with industry grade software and equipment such as 4K camcorders, mirrorless and DSLR cameras, professional audio equipment and MacBooks, print presses, and much more.

My instructor has been amazing and helped me get on the right path

Practical Learning Experiences

Students who thrive in this program are visually creative and embrace computer technology. Students are able to produce a variety of pieces for local businesses within the community.

Students also learn:

  • Traditional print process
  • Develop visual images
  • Digital workflows
  • Production theory and application
  • Work with emerging trends in digital design
  • Website design
  • Marketing
  • Video production
  • Broadcast technology
  • Digital photography(product and portrait)
  • Software - including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, and Adobe Animate.
  • The marketing mix (The 4 Ps)
  • Social media marketing


Tom Carrig

Graphic and Media Arts Academy Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center


Justin A. Lacher

Graphic and Media Arts Academy Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Industry Credentials (Optional)

10-hour OSHA
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe InDesign CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Certified Associate Video Communication Adobe Certified Associate Visual Communication Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint

College Partnerships

Columbus State Community College
Clark State Community College
Rhodes State Community College
The Modern College of Design
Wright State University

*Partnerships continue to evolve. Talk to the instructor for the most up-to-date partnerships and credit options.

Salary Potential

$21,000 (Screen Printer)
$41,000 (Graphic Designer)
$50,000 (Freelance Photographer)
$53,000 (Video Producer)
$63,000 (Art Director)
$83,000 (Marketing Director)