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Career and Technical Education

Visual Communications

The Visual Communications Pathway is a great program for students who have an interest in creating and producing media using various editing tools, and ...
 +  Consider themselves to be artistic and imaginative.
 +  Enjoy working with people.
 +  Enjoy projects that allow for personal creativity.
 +  Enjoy using computers and other technology.

Pathway Benefits and Highlights
Students who complete 2 credits in this Pathway will meet state Math and English/Language Arts testing requirements, and...
 +  Gain skills and experience using professional image and video editing tools.
 +  Participate in skill competitions and art shows where they can display their work.
 +  Earn up to 19 college credits which can be applied directly into partner college programs.
 +  Meets Art requirements through their Pathway courses.

Continue Your Training After High School
The Visual Communications Pathway articulates and leads directly into the Bellevue College Digital Media Arts Program of Study (Graphic Design), Lake Washington Institute of Technology Design Program of Study (Photography), and Shoreline Community College Visual Communications Technology Program of Study (Video Production) 

Visual Communications Pathway Planning Guide


Recent changes in state graduation requirements provides students in the class of 2020 and beyond the option to meet both state Math and English/Language Arts Graduation Pathway requirements by completing 2 credits within an approved CTE Pathway related to their goals and interests.  

This Pathway Planning Guide introduces students to the Visual Communications Pathway as an approved CTE Pathway and provides information on including this pathway as part of the student's 4-year plan for high school and beyond.

Download Pathway Planning Guide (PDF)


Visual Communications Pathway Videos

Video Production

Graphic Design


Who Can Access this Pathway?
This pathway is accessible to students at all of the Edmonds SD high schools listed below.  Select your high school to explore available pathway course offerings and descriptions.