Guide to Career and Technology Studies (CTS)

Media, Design, & Communication Arts (MDC)


MDC provides students with the flexibility to adapt to various situations relating to design, communication, and fashion. This cluster includes courses related to art and culture, such as the performing arts, film and video, broadcasting, journalism, writing, creative design, fashion, libraries, and museums.


Communication Technology (COM) Discover and develop skills for relaying a message effectively using various forms of media, including animation, print, photography, and audio/visual.
Design Studies (DES) Learn about the creative process from conception through to development in architecture, industrial design, engineering, interior design, and landscaping.
Fashion Studies (FAS) Design, manufacture, and market clothing and other textile products as well as study the history, sociology, and economics of clothing, and textile arts.