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High school classes to take for graphic design

Practically every business needs great graphic design work, and a career in graphic design gives you the opportunity to work with a wide range of industries. As a mainly digital job, there are also plenty of options to work remotely if that's your preference.

If you've decided on graphic design as a college major and future career path, there are steps you can take while still in high school to give yourself a head start - beginning with the electives you choose. eAchieve's online high school classes are available with full-time or part-time enrollment, and completely tuition-free for Wisconsin residents.

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Recommended high school classes for graphic design majors

Choose the right kinds of high school classes to prepare for a career as a graphic designer:

Art courses

Taking as many kinds of art classes as you can in high school will expose you to a wide range of creative expression and techniques. eAchieve Academy offers both introductory and advanced online art classes to help you grow your skillset, including Digital Drawing & Painting, Fine Art Photography and more:

All High School Art Courses

Business Education courses

Many graphic design majors choose to double major in Business or Marketing to make themselves more attractive job candidates. It's a good idea to at least understand the basics of business since graphic design is in demand in industries like advertising, publishing and computer design - or if you want to be your own business as a freelance designer.

All High School Business Education Courses

Information Technology courses

Graphic design professionals need to be comfortable using technology and learning new programs and platforms as they're released. Our free online information technology courses give high schoolers the opportunity to build a solid foundation that will pay dividends down the road. Choose from Digital Imaging, Web Design and more:

All High School I.T. Courses

Social Studies courses

As a graphic designer you'll need to be able to collaborate with other professionals. Social sciences help students develop a nuanced understanding of how the world works and what motivates people as individuals and groups. Free online classes like World History, Psychology and Social Issues are a great place to start:

All High School Social Studies Courses

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eAchieve Academy offers career-planning guidance for enrolled students to help them explore possible career interests and plan their education accordingly. Each student has both an academic advisor and a guidance counselor available to work one-on-one with you.

eAchieve also offers Yearbook as an elective course, which is a great way for students interested in graphic design to collaborate on all aspects of producing, marketing and distributing a yearbook for the school.

Graphic design admissions at colleges & universities

Many top colleges in Wisconsin and nationwide offer a graphic design major. Your first step is graduating with a high school diploma, and eAchieve makes it easy to earn or complete your high school diploma online. Our graduates have been accepted at universities in the United States and abroad.

The best graphic design programs can be very competitive. If you've got your eye on a specific one, make sure your high school transcript is full of relevant electives (which can also help you build your portfolio as part of your application).

Find out which high school classes are recommended for college admission in Wisconsin and nationwide.

eAchieve Academy has the resources to help you prepare graphic design jobs and related work:

More about eAchieve Academy

An online diploma from eAchieve is the same as any other Wisconsin public high school diploma. Our online charter school is fully accredited and tuition-free for state residents under 21. Online high school is a great option for students who travel, work, are dealing with health issues or just want to learn at their own pace, on their own schedule.

No matter your reason for choosing online classes, eAchieve can work for you. Our teachers are all Wisconsin-state certified and develop personalized lesson plans for each student to help them get the most out of every class.

You can make the switch to online high school during Open Enrollment or join us with part-time enrollment for one or two online classes each semester - it's up to you!

Contact eAchieve with your questions or request enrollment info to get started.

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