Prior to starting their internships, the second-year Graphic Arts students from South Hills School of Business & Technology must complete a capstone creative packaging design project. This capstone project requires them to apply the graphic design skills they’ve developed throughout the entirety of their studies at South Hills to create branding for a brewery and craft beer packaging which they then must present to a group.
Following the completion of the three typography classes in the Graphic Arts (GA) program at South Hills School of Business & Technology, the second-year GA students are tasked with creating a hand-bound type specimen book.
Kara Ballenger graduated from the Graphic Arts specialized associate degree program in 2010. In this Alumni Stories interview, she shares how her South Hills education is helping her to realize her lifelong dream of writing and illustrating a graphic novel series called "Fire Sphere" along with her collaborator, Mads Cherluck.
To keep the curriculums for its 11 specialized associate degree programs current and relevant to the community's workforce needs, South Hills School of Business & Technology relies on input from Program Advisory Committees that are comprised of local employers, internship site supervisors, and South Hills alumni.
In the days leading up to receiving their degrees at South Hills School of Business & Technology's Fall Commencement, the Graphic Arts Class of 2018 held an art exhibit at the Art Alliance of Central PA to showcase their work from the past two years.