Maryland offers great opportunities for careers in the Arts, Media, and Communication cluster. Students are able to combine their creative abilities with technical skills and knowledge that prepare them for careers in Arts, Media, and Communication such as Video Production, Graphic Communications, Web Design, Interactive Media, and Game Design. Maryland CTE programs focus on Graphic Communications and Interactive Media Production. Business partners help to ensure our programs keep pace with the latest developments in industry. MSDE's Arts, Media and Communication programs include options for students to earn industry certifications and college credit toward advanced study in the career field. Listen to why Rita Wienand and Theo Jack-Monroe chose to enroll in the Graphic Communications Print Ed and Interactive Media Production programs. Students have the opportunity to participate in various activities and competitions outside of the classroom through membership in the SkillsUSA student organization. See where Arts, Media, and Communication programs are offered in Maryland.
The Graphic Communications program is offered in partnership with the printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA). This program of study is designed to give students an overall understanding of the industry and its major operations while teaching academic and technical skills required in the field. Students can gain industry certification through PrintED in several areas, including; Introduction to Graphic Communications, Advertising and design, digital File preparation, digital press
The IMP program was developed in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County.
Students begin with the Principles of Arts, Media and Communication and take two specialization courses in either Digital Media, Interactive Media or Graphic Design. Students have the opportunity to earn multiple Adobe Creative Suite certifications. Students’ portfolio projects based on web application development, computer graphics, electronic media and project management can gain them college credit.