Multimedia Design


Course Description:

In Multimedia Design, students learn to communicate to mass audiences, promoting products, events and ideas. Students use design principles, typography, illustration and computer skills to produce effective graphic communications. From television to cereal boxes, the visually propelling display of information dominates our modern lives. Never before has Design been at once so important and so pervasive.

Skills Learned:

At the Central Westmoreland Career & Technology Center, you will develop the problem‐solving skills and conceptual thought processes that will prepare you for professional success in this dynamic area that spans many careers in the visual imaging field. In our visually oriented society, graphic designers benefit from an array of career opportunities in advertising, publishing, and other communications fields. The Commercial & Advertising Art Program trains graphic designers to creatively solve problems while acquiring the specific skills and experience they need to design magazine layouts, brochures, packaging, or corporate logos. Adobe design, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Related Occupations and Earnings:

Related occupations include Graphic Designer, Multimedia Producer, Illustrator Design, and Artist Educator. Earnings range between $12-$21/hour.

Post-Secondary Opportunities:

Articulated credits can be earned toward an Associate’s Degree at Institutions such as Westmoreland County Community College.


Mrs. Szymkiewicz – Commercial & Advertising Art
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1357
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
11:45am to 12:00pm
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

Suggested Prerequisites:

  • Art Courses
  • Adobe Design Software
  • Algebra I & II
  • Geometry
  • College Prep English I-IV

Industry & Skills Certifications:


Student Requirements:

  • Active Listening
  • Controlled Precision
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Fluency of Ideas
  • Expression
  • Visualization
  • Artistic Abilities
  • Creativity
  • Computer Skills
  • Good Attendance

Student Costs:

  • While art supplies are provided, it is suggested that you purchase at least a 64GB flash drive for large digital designs.

Text Book:

  • Graphic Designers Digital Tool Kit