Institute of Graphic Art and Design

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    Program Overview:

    Our Graphic and Visual Arts Pathway is accessible for students of all abilities.  It offers a tiered level of classes in two and three-dimensional, as well as digital arts. Students who choose the Institute of Graphic Art and Design will prepare themselves for a future in the competitive artistic marketplace.

    Important Resources:


    GENERAL MAGNET QUESTIONS? Call 352-955-7622


    2022-2023 ACPR Magnet Information Link


    Our 2022 Open House is on 1/26/2022 @ 6:30 pm at our school

    • 3000 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641 


    We will offer "Shadow Days" from January 24-February 4th for students who are interested and meet the eligibility criteria.

    You may call the school at 352-955-6839 or fill out this form Academy Shadow Day Sign-Up


    Application Requirements

    • Please visit the CTE Application Website for dates and other important information.
    • Minimum requirement is a 2.5 GPA, no more than 10 unexcused absences, discipline including current and prior school year: no "major" referrals and no more than 4 out-of-school suspension days.  
    • Essay Required: All high school applicants will answer one short answer response prompt (300 words or less): "Describe in detail something you are passionate about or something that motivates you."


    4 Year Curriculum Plan:
    9th Grade:
    Fall: 2/D Studio Art 1
    Spring: Digital Media/Multimedia Foundations 1- Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator certification opportunity
    10th Grade:
    Fall: Drawing and Painting 1
    Spring: Digital Media/Multimedia Foundations 2- Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign certification opportunity
    11th Grade:
    Fall: 3/D Studio Art 1
    Spring: Digital Media/Multimedia Foundations 3- Adobe InDesign and Toon Boom Storyboard Pro certification opportunity
    12th Grade:
    Fall: Portfolio Development
    Spring: Digital Media/Multimedia Foundations 4- Toon Boom Storyboard Pro & Harmony certification opportunity
    Additional Course offerings:
    2/D Studio Art 2
    2/D Studio Art 3
    Drawing/Painting 2
    3/D Studio Art 2
    Portfolio Development 2
    What do the Visual Arts teach us?
    • The arts teach students how to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.
    • The arts teach students that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
    • The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
    • The arts teach students that in complex forms of problem-solving, purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstances and opportunity.
    • The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we know.
    • The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.
    • The arts teach students to think through and within a material.
    • The arts help students learn to say what cannot be said.
    • The arts enable us to have experiences we can have from no other source and to discover the range of what we are capable of feeling.
    • The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young: what adults believe is important.
    Author: Elliot Eisner


      Come see where the most creative students in Alachua County thrive!



Phone: 352-955-6839 ext. 5733


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Bennett

Jennifer Bennett is a fine artist, graphic designer, and seasoned educator who holds a variety of industry certifications.

She has earned degrees from Ringlng College of Art and Design, The University of Florida, and Goddard College.

She strives to share her passion for creative problem solving with her students by making each day in the classroom meaningful and engaging.