Visual & Design Arts

The Design & Visual Arts Pathway fosters artistic and communication skills that are in high demand. Artists with specialized skills are now considered highly desirable in the job market and college admissions. The Arts & Communication Pathway prepares students for careers and college in the field of design or communication.

APS has partnered with higher education institutions to offer classes in specialized fields in this industry, such as graphic or visual design. Soon, APS schools will develop additional specialties within this pathway, such as performing arts.


Effective communication is essential to success in any career. Writing, working with a team and communicating new ideas is a requirement of most jobs, and artistic vision is a desirable skill in just about every field. Businesses and corporations around the world recognize the valuable assets that artists and visionaries bring to the table.

The Arts & Communication Pathway not only teaches general skills that students can use throughout their lives, but it also teaches specialized skills in design software, editorial software and foreign languages. Students in this pathway are encouraged to go on to college where they might major in English, Journalism, Communications, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, Art, Drama, Music or a foreign language.

Students who wish to pursue the arts or communication fields have an abundance of career options to choose from. Examples of arts and communication careers include, but are not limited to:

  • Graphic Designer
  • 3D Animator
  • Game Designer
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • News Anchor
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Musician
  • Dancer
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Creative Director
  • Teacher