Academy for Design

  • The Academy for Design provides students with the foundational skills required of the various and diverse careers in the creative world; additionally, they will explore a multitude of these opportunities in more depth. The goals of the program are for students to build a well-developed portfolio of their work and to exercise creative thinking and problem solving skills.  

Academy Teacher

Phone: 973.627.4600, Ext 256

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration in Painting, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University Certified Spanish Teacher Certified Art Teacher Certified CTE Design Academy Teacher

Mr. Rosado

Mr. Rosado attended Rutgers University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and a concentration in painting.  He began his MCST career in 2006. Throughout his teaching career Mr. Rosado has been an active freelance artist, developing several traditional and digital composites. His personal work consists of mural painting, printmaking, logo development, branding, video editing, photography and advertising. He has also had gallery exhibits in New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Woodbridge and Red Bank. In MCST, Mr. Rosado and his students have been fortunate enough to collaborate with members of their community. Some highlights include, working with Walls That Inspire, the Denville Police Department, Rhyme & Reason and Barclays. Mr. Rosado was a member of the 2016 class Teacher Who Rocks. He was the Art teacher for the past twelve years and has been in the Design Academy for four years. 

Design Classroom 360 View

The Design room! - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Career Field -Design

  • Career Pathways in Design (include but are not limited to):

    Visual Arts:  Interior Designers, Commercial/Residential and Home Furnishings coordinators ♦ Graphic Designers, CAD Technicians, and Fashion Illustrators ♦ Textile Designers ♦ Commercial Artists, Illustrators, and Artists, all Media ♦ Curators and Gallery Managers ♦ Fashion Designers

    Printing Technology: Graphics and Printing Equipment Operators ♦ Lithographers and Platemakers ♦ Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operators ♦ Desktop Publishing Specialists; Web Page Designers

    Marketing Communications:  Advertising Managers •  Art/Graphics Directors • Creative Directors • Interactive Media Specialists

    Design/Pre-Construction: Modeler (traditional and computer) Planner/Designer • Renderer (traditional and computer) 

    Seniors in the Academy for Design have completed internships with (including but not limited to):

    19 to Zero Leland Gas Technologies
    Ad Magic/Breaking Games County College of Morris
    BLEND Marketing Group Morris Museum
    Clark Studio Morris Sussex Sports
    Dataart, Inc Pippin Properties
    Diamonds by Dawn The Beck Group Inc
    Jenna Shulman College Consulting, LLC U.S. National Park Service
    Kardwell International Vintage Vibe

Academy Course of Study

  • 9th Grade

    Academy:  Design Foundations I

    This course provides an initial foundation for the 9th grade Academy for Design students. Students will explore the
    elements and principles of design through a two-pronged approach involving both theory and practice. During the year, students will learn basic drawing techniques, two-dimensional design principles, color theory and digital design concepts and skills. Students will begin to build a portfolio for future use. Students will have the opportunity to explore various career pathways in the design field.

    Core Courses:

    • English 9
    • Algebra I, Geometry or Algebra II
    • Biology
    • Health and Physical Education 9
    • World History
    • World Language
    • Financial Literacy

     

    NOTE: Financial Literacy is a 2.5 credit graduation requirement that is taken along with Academy courses throughout 9th, 10th, and 11th grade.

     


    10th Grade

    Academy: Design Foundations II

    This course builds upon an initial foundation of the 9th grade Design Foundations I course. Students will deepen their exploration of the elements and principles of design through a two-pronged approach involving both theory and practice. During the year, students will continue to refine and develop drawing techniques. Students will explore the techniques and skills required to create three-dimensional designs. In this course, students will have the opportunity to delve into the art of photography in order to apply and extend design techniques. Students will also be able to practice and apply more advanced graphics fundamentals such as typography, logo development and design.   During the course, students will continue to develop their portfolios and build exhibitions of their work. Throughout the academy program, students will explore various career pathways in design and continue to refine their goals and individual learning plans.

    Core Courses:

    • English 10*
    • Geometry*, Algebra II* or Pre-Calculus*
    • Chemistry*
    • Health and Physical Education 10
    • US History I*
    • World Language
    • VPA Elective

    *Honors courses available and determined by grades and teacher recommendation

     


     11th Grade

    Academy: Design Foundations III

    In this course, students will build upon the previous two years of foundational design principles to explore advanced topics in design. Students will create complex, challenging design pieces and further develop and refine their individual portfolios. Throughout the year, students will work in a variety of design areas including interior design, architecture, form development and digital animation.

    Core Courses:

    • English 11*
    • Algebra II*, Pre-Calculus*, Calculus
    • Physics*
    • Health and Physical Education 10
    • US History II*
    • World Language
    • Elective

    *Honors courses available and determined by grades and teacher recommendation

     


    12th Grade at MCST

    Career and Technical Education (Academy):

    • Career and Technical Education Elective (i.e. Virtual Enterprises International, Computer Science Principles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)
    • Senior Capstone
    • OR CCM for Academy coursework

    Structured Learning Experience (Graduation Requirement):

    • All Seniors must complete 120 hours of an approved internship in their respective career field.

    Core Courses: 

    • English 12* (required)
    • Health and Physical Education 12 (required)
    • Calculus, Statistics, Foundations of College Math
    • Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology I
    • World Language*

    *Honors courses available and determined by grades and teacher recommendation

     NOTE: Financial Literacy is a 2.5 credit graduation requirement that is taken along with Academy courses throughout 9th, 10th, and 11th grade. This course is transcripted senior year, after the successful completion of the learning activities in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade. If a senior has not successfully completed the financial literacy requirement, the course will be taken in 12th grade.


    12th Grade at County College of Morris

    Eligible Seniors may complete their Senior coursework in full or in part at County College of Morris. See School Counseling Department for more information.

    Required Courses:

    FALL

    • English Composition I (ENG111)
    • Lifetime Wellness (HED128) or PE (labeled HES)
    • Academy Course (1)

    ART 122 Drawing I
    ART 130 TWO Dimensional Design 
    DSN 115 Basic Drafting
    DSN 135 Fashion Construction Technology I
    COM 104 Interpersonal Communications
    COM 109 Speech Fundamentals
    CMP126 Computer Applications (all but CIS students)
    CMP128 Computer Science 1 (all but CIS students)
    BUS 112 Introduction to Business (all but FIB students)
    ACC 110 Elements of Accounting (all but FIB students)

    SPRING

    • English Composition II (ENG112)
    • PE or Lifetime Wellness (whichever was not taken in the Fall)
    • Academy Course (1) (see above list)

    *See Guidance (School Counseling) Department for additional information on CCM courses

    Structured Learning Experience

    • All Seniors must complete 120 hours of an approved internship in their respective career field.