Arts, Audio-Video Technology, and Communication

  • The Arts, Audio-Video Technology, and Communications cluster engages students in challenging curricula where they are able to develop technical skills in the areas of graphic arts, television production, animation, advertising design, and commercial photography within a safe and innovative setting. Students who choose to complete a pathway in this cluster have the ability to comprehend course materials and complete laboratory work, projects, and assignments related to the cluster. Courses in this cluster provide students with the knowledge and skills for further education and for employment. Students use current and emerging technology, observe modeling and mastery of competencies, and develop and apply skills required for success in their chosen fields.

    The Career Tech Student Organization for this cluster is SkillsUSA whose activities help students develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.  

    Students participating in this program area have an opportunity to earn a Career Ready Benchmark in (ACA) Adobe Certified Associate (Graphic Arts), or Apple Final Cut Certified Pro-Level One (TV Production).

    This cluster is offered at the following schools:

    Careers in this cluster include:

    • Foundations of AAVTC
    • International Advertising Design
    • Digital Design
    • Graphic Illustration
    • Broadcasting
    • TV Production
    • Film
    • Camera and Video Editing