Arts and Communication

Arts and Communication

Arts and Communications is a category name for programs that creatively express messages. The available programs are fashion design and graphic communications. Students understand the basics of the industry and its technology as well as make hands-on projects that they can even take home.

Graphic Communications uses “state-of-the-market” technology such as Adobe InDesign, Pagemaker, Photoshop and Illustrator on Macintosh computers. Fashion Design is an excellent program ranging from basic sewing and life skills to careers in designing and promoting fashion. In both programs, students can compete in competitions as well as create diverse and valuable portfolios. Portfolios are an essential tool for pursuing a career in a creative industry and the earlier students develop their portfolio the better.

Students in the Arts and Communications programs are detailed-oriented, creative, open minded, and explorative. Experience levels can vary from novice to well-skilled and the courses will be beneficial to all. To learn more about the individual courses, click on the links below.

Graphic Communications

MITES Graphic Communications

Graphic Communication

Graphic Communication prepares students for careers in graphic design, computer graphics, printing press operations and printing management. The profession is the third largest industry in the United States, employing over 1 million individuals at over 60,000 companies.

Courses at Brighton High School cover: offset and screen printing, elements of design, designing products for end use, output options, customer service concepts, employment traits, and the mechanics of mass production equipment ranging from: digital cameras, platemakers, computer-to-film / plate, single-color printing press, two-color printing press, light tables, stitchers, paper cutter, folder, and other bindery equipment.

Using “state-of-the-market” software applications such as Adobe InDesign, Pagemaker, Photoshop and Illustrator – on Macintosh computers ( a standard in the graphics industry ) – students will understand all aspects of graphics from start-to-finish when they complete this course.

Successful students are creative, detail oriented and self-motivated. Knowledge of computer software and mechanical aptitude are a plus.

Graphic Communication is offered at Brighton High School.

student working at T-shirt printing machine