Sioux City Community Schools (SCCS) high school students taking graphic design, digital imaging, and digital photography classes from Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) will be displaying their work from the semester at a portfolio night on Thursday, January 8th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. There are over 100 students from the Sioux City Community School District who are enrolled in WITCC graphic design college courses at the Sioux City Career Academy. Over the course of the semester, these high school students have been learning the fundamental principles of digital imaging and digital photography for use in visual communication. Students have selected their best work and will be putting it on display for family, faculty, and the community. The Portfolio Night will be held at the Sioux City Career Academy at 627 4th Street in Sioux City.
“The purpose of this college course is to introduce high school students to the field of graphic design and digital imaging,” says Jamie Bell, WITCC Graphic Design Instructor at the Sioux City Career Academy. “The students are exposed to specialized software used in the field and they are given the opportunity to test their skills and creativity.”
The graphic design courses are one out of 30 different college classes offered by WITCC at the at the Sioux City Career Academy. In 2018, over 3,000 SCCS students enrolled in WITCC classes, earning over 12,000 college credits at no cost to the student.