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Career Cluster
Arts and Communications Services

Graphic Design and Visual Communications

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Standards

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Industry Recognized Credentials - Coming Soon

Industry Recognized Credentials demonstrate standards and skills that strengthen student access to careers upon graduation. Each framework identifies at least one essential safety and essential industry credential, with supplemental and specialized credentials identified to help expand opportunities.

Instructional Resources

The following resources are provided to support educators in developing curriculum and delivering instruction related to this framework. For CTE Chapter 74 programs, instructors can refer to these resources in developing the 900+ hours of required learning time.

Employer Survey Highlights

Math Lessons:
The following Math Lesson and Teachers Guide provide an illustration of how a specific math concept is used in the context of career application.

Program Administration ResourcesĀ 

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Graphic Design and Visual Communications Massachusetts Career Outlook

Roles listed below are career pathways from the essential credentials identified in this framework. Annual Openings are opportunities for employment in the field each year due to attrition or retirements, median wage reflects all wages for the job title, and new jobs are the number of newly created positions in the field year over year.

Graphic Designers

4,962

Annual Openings

$67,995

Median Wage

1,023

New Jobs

Special Effects Artists and Animators

730

Annual Openings

$77,563

Median Wage

133

New Jobs

Career and Technical Student Organization
State Teacher Licenses

Qualified teachers will hold a Career Technical Teacher License in Graphic Communications or Design and Visual Communications.

About this Framework

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