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Otsego Northern Catskills



Visual Arts

Visual Communication & Media Technology

Ms. Andie Alban, course instructor

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Vis Comm is a 2-year, rigorous vocational education program, centered around the career of graphic design. Graphic Design is the vocation of creating marketing and advertising assets that companies can use to promote their goods and services. 



  • Basic Drawing

  • Digital Art with Photoshop

  • Basic Digital Photography

  • Computer Fundamentals

  • Basic Video Production

  • Layout and Design

  • Business and Corporate Logos

  • Game Design/Product Development

  • Animation Basics

  • Basic Computer 3D Modeling

  • Mass Advertising

  • Web Page Design


  • Independent Projects

  • Intermediate/advanced Drawing

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Product Development

  • Ethics and Legal Issues

  • Intermediate/Advanced Animation

  • Intermediate/Advanced Video Production

  • Intermediate/Advanced Layout and Design

  • Business and Corporate Identity

  • Video Game Design

  • Package Design

  • Web Page Design


Students also participate in work-based learning opportunities to further their work experience before graduation. They will also take the Precision Digital Media I test at the end of their junior year, and will be able to opt into taking one or more Adobe Certified Associate certification exams in their senior year.


Bryant & Stratton College: - GRAD 100 Introductions to Design (3 hours), GRAD 115 Page Layout (3 hours), INMD 100 Introduction to Interactive Media Design (3 hours)

Columbia-Greene Community College – 3 credits each for: GRAD 100 – Introduction to Design; GRAD 115 – Page Layout.

Fulton-Montgomery Community College - GA 101 Intro to Graphic Communications (3 credits), GA 124 Quark Xpress (3 credits), GA 125 Adobe Photoshop

Mohawk Valley Community College – 3 credits each for, GD145 Digital Applications 1, GD146 Digital Applications 2 and/or PT127 Creative Photography based on GPA of 85 or higher, letter of recommendation from instructor and awarded by the Dean of the Center for Arts & Humanities.

Pennsylvania College of Technology - Advanced credit is available when required competencies are met in the program offered by Penn College which is directly related to the students’ high school studies. Students must apply within two academic years following high school graduation. Conditions, procedures, competencies required for advanced placement can be found at or in the current college catalog Reviewed every 5 years.

SUNY Adirondack – 3 credits each in: ARTS 222; ART 252; ART 253 (contingent on receiving Adobe Certifications with a score of 875 or higher)

SUNY Canton – 3 credits each for: ARTS 101 – Introduction to Drawing; ARTS 102 – Introduction to Design

SUNY Cobleskill - guaranteed admission into either A.S if Communications or B.S. of Communication in Technology, or A.A. in Graphic Design or B.S. in Graphic Design.  Will receive credit for GART 112 Intro to Digital Media (3 credits); GART 290 Special Projects (3 credits after portfolio review), ARTS 114 Drawing (3 credits).         

Please call for more informationOtsego Northern Catskill BOCESOtsego Area Occupational Center
1914 County Highway 35
Milford, NY 13807
607 286 7715 x3404
[email protected]
Andie Alban, Advisor

We offer quality photographs and professional artistic designs to meet your family and business needs. With our expert studio and equipment, we give you what you want, how you want it.

Our specialized software, including Photoshop and Indesign, enables us to print high-quality, archival photographs to make you, your family or business look their best.

Coming to us supports the Buy Local Movement and supports up and coming professional artists.