Graphic Communications Program Overview
The Graphic Communications Program is crafted to bring students through the process of design creation, from concept to final production. Students are provided with the skills to develop visual designs using the latest software and to produce those designs on industry-standard technology.
We provide students the opportunity to work in nine different areas in the graphic communications field, as well as the opportunity to create their own conceptual designs using the Adobe Creative Suite. We also give students the opportunity to utilize digital camera equipment and edit their own photographs in Adobe Photoshop for use in their projects.
In our traditional offset department, students are able to learn how to operate printing presses from a single color duplicator to a four-color press. Students also have the ability to operate digital presses in a quick-print area.
In our apparel section, students can produce embroidered clothing, as well as both digital and manual screen printing. They will also lean the process of thermal printing for both apparel and sign processes.
Within our overall program, we provide all aspects of the graphic communications industry through our experiential curriculum. Seniors will have the ability to develop a professional portfolio that will give them an advantage in the graphic communications field upon graduation.
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Skills & Careers
Students graduating from Diman have a variety of job options open to them. Below is a partial list of jobs Diman grads from this program are qualified for, depending on their level of education.
Diman Diploma 2 Year College 4 Year College
- Desktop publisher
- Screen Printer
- Customer service personnel
- Offset press operator
- Bindery/finishing operator
- Administrative Assistant
- Sales representative
- Electronic/mechanical technician
- Customer service manager
- Layout artist
- Production coordinator/manager
- Print buyer
- Print management
- Business management
- Graphic Designer
- Public relations
- Copy writer
Skills & Skill Areas
- Identifying General Safety Practices
- OSHA Certification
- Orientation to Graphic Communication
- Performing Layout & Design
- Offset Lithography Process
- Graphic Design
- Cutting / Trimming
- Desktop Publishing
- Office Procedures
- Screen Printing Thermal
- Vinyl Lettering
- Sign Making
In the News
FALL RIVER - The announcement that Joseph Rebelo, a junior in the graphic communications shop from Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, was the winner of the logo contest as part of the 2013 Fall River Neighborhood Energy Contest came at a time of year when lights and bills are on everyone’s mind. (12/20/2012)
March Madness began early for Diman sophomore Shaun DaRocha when his long shot hit paydirt in the SkillsUSA National Pin Design Challenge. Nobody from Massachusetts had won in 15 years, and the state has only won once in 51 years, but he and another Diman student took a chance and submitted designs anyway. (3/18/16)
The Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School students who collaborated to make a 6-foot-tall, 9-foot-long cherry wood display case with plaques and framed photos — out of what was previously a pile of lumber — had already seen their project mostly complete. (10/24/2015)
FALL RIVER - When the Girls’ Vocational High School opened in a brick building on Morgan Street in the 1940s, course offerings were — not surprisingly — female-oriented. (5/23/2012)