Arts, Business, and Communications: Studio Arts

Pathway Summary: 

Careers in designing producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content (visual and performing arts and design, journalism, etc.)

Pathway Courses:

  • Level 1:  Art Expressions
  • Level 2:  Drawing and Painting
  • Level 3:  Sculpture and Ceramics
  • Level 4:  Advanced Studio/Portfolio Development or AP 2D Art and Design

See Program of Study and Career Pathways for Other Recommended Electives and and Virtual Courses recommended for this pathway.


AP and Dual Enrollment (ECE) Credit Opportunities:

AP 2D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP Physics (algebra-based), AP Psychology, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States Government & Politics, AP United States History, AP World History, UConn ECE Music Theory 1 and 2, UConn ECE Music Appreciation, UConn ECE Physics 1201Q, UConn ECE Physics 1202, UConn ECE French 5, UConn ECE Spanish 5, UConn Seminar in Writing through Literature

Recommended Clubs & Organizations:

  • Art Club
  • WHS Theatre
  • The Magazine
  • Eco-Adventures and Archaeology Club
  • Yearbook

Key Business and Industry Partners:

  • Shoreline Arts Alliance

Future Careers:

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Bachelors degree:  Set and Exhibit Designers, Fashion Designers, Art Directors, Graphic Designers, Commercial and Industrial Designers. Technical Writers, Multimedia Artists and Animators, Writers and Authors

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after high school:  Photographers, Printing Press Operators, Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Industry Certifications Associate's Degree Bachelor's Degree

Fashion Merchandising: 21 credits

Fine Arts:  24 credits

Multimedia Design: 30 credits

Graphic Design:  36 credits

Web Design:  18 credits

Photography:  18 to 30 credits

Graphic and Communication Arts:  30 credits








Art Studies Transfer Ticket

Art Education Transfer Ticket

Fine Arts

Visual Arts

Graphic Design

Studio Art

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Studio Art

Art History

Digital Art and Design






Visual Arts Administration

Interior Design

Illustration/Animation Design

Gaming Design

Fashion Merchandising

Fashion Design

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