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Art Academy

Are you creative and artistic? The Art Academy gives you a chance to explore a career in graphic design, video production, and photography while earning college credit before you graduate from high school!

This academy will give you hands-on experience in drawing, page layout, web design, desktop publishing, and photography.

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 14% increase in need for multi-media specialists. With shrinking company budgets and advancement in technology, production, and delivery of all types of media, employers are looking to hire individuals with digital communications training.

Starting wages are estimated at $25,000–$39,500 per year according to Iowa Workforce Development.

Your career opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Art director
  • Digital marketing or multimedia specialist
  • Graphic artist
  • Illustrator
  • Video producer
  • Photographer
  • And more!

Program Costs

  • Your school district pays for your courses and provides the textbooks.
  • You are responsible for any field trips and activities out of the classroom.

Who can participate?

Any 9th–12th grade student who meets the requirements.

What can you do after you graduate from high school?

If you complete the Art Academy, you will receive up to 28 credits (approximately a $4,000 value) toward your college degree!

You can continue your education at Hawkeye in programs such as:

Where are courses located?

Courses for the Art Academy are located at your high school.

Course locations may vary; contact your guidance counselor for availability.

Art Academy Courses

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Art Academy Courses
GRA105 Drawing and Composition 4
GRA133 Desktop Publishing 4
GRA150 Introduction to Web Design 3
MMS103 Basic Digital Photography 3
MMS111 Video Production I 3

High School Relations

Hawkeye Center 124
319-296-4000
800-670-4769
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