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Design & Multimedia Arts (Mass Media) Overview - Melissa CTE
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Career & Technical Education

www.melissaisd.org/cte

Endorsement Area:

Business & Industry

Career Cluster:

Arts, AV Technology & Communication

Career Pathway:

Design & Multimedia Arts (Mass Media)

Courses Available at Middle School for High School Credit

  • Principles of Art/AV/Technology & Communication (1 credit)

High School Courses

Concentrator Courses

Completer Courses

In order to be a concentrator, the student must complete at least two (2) credits in the same Program of Study (POS).

A completer must have at least three (3) courses for four (4) or more credits, with at least one (1) advanced course in the same Program of Study (POS), in order to earn an endorsement.

  1. Principles of Art/AV/Tech./Comm. OR Digital Media (1 credit each)
  2. Graphic Design I (Mass Comm. Emphasis) (1 credit)
  3. Graphic Design II / Lab (Mass Comm Emphasis) (1-2 credits)
  1. Practicum OR Career Prep in Graphic Design (2 credits each; adv. courses)

Sample Career Occupations

Occupation

Median Wage

Annual Openings

% Growth

Media & Communications Workers

$48,330

320

7-10%

Public Relations Specialists

$60,000

3700

5%

Multimedia Artists & Animators

$75,707

567

14%

Learn More: Approved CTE Programs of Study (Texas Education Agency)

Industry-Based Certification Opportunities

ACA Illustrator; InDesign; Photoshop; 3 Exam - Visual Design Specialist

January 7, 2021