Students work with local, national and international businesses as they learn to master programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. They learn about marketing variables that impact products and how skillfully designed visual images and products succeed in the marketplace.
Now I can take my artistic skills and use them in a business sense.
- Alexis, Design + Marketing student
The VANTAGE Experience
Students learn interactive, graphic and product design skills and how they are applied in the commercial world. The goal of this course is to bring together form and function. Students learn to create 2D and 3D products that are designed by creatively combining materials and digital media. Students learn about marketing variables that impact products and how skillfully designed visual images and products succeed in the marketplace.
By taking a lead role in planning, designing and presenting work to colleagues and clients, students function as design and marketing consultants during the process. Students are paired with a one-on-one mentor for the year as part of the VANTAGE program. Each semester, they work on external company projects, working on a real-world problem/challenge. Students receive valuable insights through guest instruction and enriching site visits that align with their academic curriculum. Throughout this experience, students develop and hone essential skills such as professionalism, teamwork, effective communication, problem-solving, and leadership.
Register for Design + Marketing if you are interested in:
- Graphic design
Grades offered: 10-12
MHS credits: 2.0
CIS University of Minnesota credits: 3.0
- CIS Creative Problem Solving
- 1.0 art credit (weighted)
- 3.0 CIS University of Minnesota credits
- Marketing I & II (1.0 business elective credit)