Design and Visual Communications

Associated Teachers/Faculty

Ms. Gina Williams and Ms. Tessa Amoroso

Career Program Description

Artistic and technical skills are developed through the creation and presentation of graphic and multimedia projects. Students will become versed in principles of design such as color theory, composition, and illustration. Students will learn the basics of page layout and design, typography, digital photography, video production, storyboarding, web design and communication with a client. They will learn to take an idea from concept through the design process, to pre-light and understand the principles of prepress and outsourcing.

Career Paths

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Motion Graphic Artist
  • Photographer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Game Designer
  • Advertiser
  • Video Producer
  • Film Designer
  • Interior Designer


  • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry
  • Adobe Certification

Industry Partnerships

  • Danvers Community Access TV
  • Lightstream
  • Essex County Sheriff’s Department
  • SkillsUSA

Articulation Agreements

  • Central Maine Community College
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • North Shore Community College

Meeting Documents

Advisory Committee Members

Jessica Bukhovko
Michael Chiusano, Chiusano Photography
Catherine Chiusano, MIT
Jay Duchin Durchin, Productions
Robert Haigh, Access AV
Kathy Kilroy-Moran
Al Mallette, Lightstream
Angel McRae-Damato, Reading Elementary School
Ken McTague, Concept Signs
Lisa O’Brien, Photographer
Linda Thompson, Pitman

Alumni Spotlight

Angel McRae-Damato, Class of 2008

Accomplishments since 2008

  • Earned BA in Art Education
  •  Illustrated a book for a local author
  • Freelanced commissioned pieces ranging from banners, tattoo concepts, decorations, and so much more.
  • Collaborated with another alumnus who created an Exquisite Corpse Accordion with several artists that displayed at Mass Art
  • Became a Lead Teacher/Art Specialist in an extended day program

“The years I spent in DVC were under the influence of amazing teachers and friends, where I forged partnerships I still maintain today. I was instilled with work ethics, values, and quality of workmanship, all while under the pressure of deadlines. This proved to be invaluable training as I entered college and the working world with a wealth of practical skills and knowledge.”