816 S. Walter Reed Drive
Arlington, VA 22204
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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Commercial Art

Commercial Art

Mike Lahr, Instructor

BA, Social Sciences, Shippensburg University (PA)
MEd, University of Kentucky
MFA, Painting, Catholic University

Andrea Uravitch, Assistant
BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

The Career Center’s Commercial Art Program helps students improve their communication skills through the use of art and design. We offer classes in traditional media (Commercial Art I), computer graphics focusing on print media (Commercial Art II), and computer graphics for electronic display (Computer Graphics for the Web). Click on the "Link to Course Web Site" arrow on the left for details.

Students completing this two-year Program can receive / qualify for:

  • SKILLS-- The Commerical Art program uses custom competency lists developed by the program's instructors, and tracked by the Career Center's own CanDo Competency Tracking System.
  • CREDIT-- students can receive college credit for their work in the Commercial Art program at both Northern Virginia Community College and The Art Institutes.
  • EXPERIENCE-- Commerical Arts students participate in the Career Center's Internship and PRIME programs; students also show off their work through online Digital Portfolios.


Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio
Drexel University
James Madison University
Maryland Institute College of Art
Northern Virginia Community College
Parsons School of Design
Savannah College of Art and Design
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Washington
The Cleveland Institute College of Art
The Corcoran College of Art
The University of Virginia
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Temple University


-- 2006, Winner, Arlington County Vehicle-Tax Decal Competition
--2006, Winner, Arlington Neighorhood Day Poster Contest
-- 2005, Virginia Career & Technical Education "Creating Excellence" Award

Last Modified on June 25, 2008