Commercial & Advertising Art



Students will prepare a portfolio throughout the program to promote their work and talent when they graduate.  The major emphasis is on the basic principles of design and elements of art through skill development and exploring different media.  Special emphasis is placed on manual as well as computer illustration, layout, composition, and photography skills.  Students will prepare graphic and advertising projects from the idea stage through to web/pre-press.  The students will be using industry software throughout this course learning the basic skills to advance.


  • PA Skills Certification (NOCTI)

What will I learn? 

Students will master competencies in the Commercial Art curriculum which will include:

  • Safety
  • Drawing & Illustration
  • Color Theory
  • Digital Imaging
  • Design, layout and production
  • Typography
  • Digital Photography
  • Multimedia
  • Professional Practices

Potential Career Opportunities:

Commerical Art

Post-Secondary Education:

There are several programs that can provide you with ways to earn a college degree in less time and for less money.  One way is through SOAR – Students Occupationally and Academically Ready.  These are free college credits earned while at York Tech.  These are called articulated credits and these can save you time and money.  Please click below to see the credits you are eligible to earn through this program.

Please click here for SOAR Credits


Students at York Tech are required to wear a uniform.   Please click below for information regarding your technical uniform.

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Contact the Instructor:
Mr. Micah Henderson