Commercial Art

commercial art

The commercial arts—from graphic design to photography to illustration—play an important part in our day to day lives and in the business world. If you have an artistic streak and you enjoy solving problems by thinking creatively and interacting with computers, you should consider a major in Commercial Art.

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Tabatha Malone

Tabatha Malone

Commercial Art Major

“I sometimes think that if I had enrolled right after high school, I would already have my degree,” Malone said. “But, I don’t think I would have appreciated it as much then as I do now. It’s like a whole other family here and I really enjoy coming to school every day.”

If you have an artistic streak and you enjoy solving problems by thinking creatively and interacting with computers, you should consider a major in Commercial Art. As a commercial artist, you’ll plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communications problems using a variety of methods such as color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques.  Piedmont Tech’s Commercial Art curricula will give you the foundation to get started in this exciting field.

Career Information

Career opportunities are available in advertising agencies, commercial printing businesses, newspapers, fabric printing businesses, publishing companies, photography studios and various business and industry graphic design departments.

Entry-level Positions

  • Layout Assistant
  • Typesetter
  • Customer Service
  • Photography Assistant
  • Graphic Arts Assistant
  • Designer
  • Freelance Designer, Photographer, etc.
  • Production Artist
  • Game Development

For more information about careers, visit Career Onestop for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Piedmont Technical College's Career Tracks page for more in-depth information about this program.

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