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Two-Year Programs

Visual Art & Design

Butler Tech Visual Art & Design Program Overview

With innovation in the digital world, artists and designers now have more opportunities than ever before. Explore both the creative and business aspects of art in the Visual Art & Design pathway. Creative courses develop artistic skills, stressing design, theory and attention to detail. Business classes prepare artists with practical skills like marketing, budgeting and licensing. Exhibit projects in shows and competitions, and graduate with a professional portfolio to transition to college or a career. Flexible schedules allow for training and creative collaboration between students from all of the School of the Arts pathways.

Hands-On Experience

Learn Visual Art & Design by actually practicing it. Butler Tech has a unique partnership with local organizations, offering students hands-on opportunities like:

• Job shadowing • Internship • Job co-op experiences

Graduate from high school ready to pursue an entry-level position or choose to continue your education at a two- or four-year college to pursue a career in Visual Art & Design. School of the Arts students can earn college credit to apply to a college degree.

Student Organization

All Visual Art & Design students participate in SkillsUSA, a student business organization which empowers members with a structured program that promotes citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. Students have the opportunity to compete at regional, state and national levels.

Program Highlights

Industry Overview

A career in Visual Art & Design can be creative, meaningful and full of opportunities that can take you around the world. From personal studios to world-class agencies, Visual Art & Design professionals create and inspire the world around us.

Course Work

  • Business of Arts and Communications
  • Visual Creation
  • Photographic Composition
  • Digital Print Design
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Color Theory
  • Elements and Principles of Design
  • Portfolio Development