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Special Program Requirements

Thank you for your interest in Sussex County Technical School.  Admissions will open October 2, 2023 for the 2024-25 school year.

Special Admission Requirements

For the following programs, applicants are required to complete a special project or assessment as part of the application process.

  • Commercial Arts Technology……………………...Portfolio Requried
  • Graphic Design Technology………………………..Pepsi Can Redesign Project


Commercial Arts

This program requires that you successfully complete the Portfolio Review and Instructor Evaluation for Commercial Arts Technology.
The portfolio must include:

  • 4 observational drawings (still life) in pencil.
  • 3 anatomy drawings in pencil.
  • 2 text/calligraphy designs.

    Please bring your portfolio to your interview.


Graphic Communications
This program requires that you successfully complete the Pepsi Can Redesign Project and bring it with you to your interview.

PROJECT: To complete this project, applicants must research the current design of the Pepsi can and redesign the can's package.

REQUIREMENTS: First, you must draw/illustrate 3-4 thumbnail-sized (2- inch x 2-inch) rough sketches of your ideas. Then you must select the design idea that you like best and create both a 2D and a 3D full-color, full-size illustration of your redesigned Pepsi can. For your 3D design, you must cut your drawing from the paper and tape it around a 12 oz. soda can to simulate real-life packaging. For your thumbnail sketches, your 2D sketch, and your 3D sketch, you can use any art medium except for digital format.

APPLICANTS CANNOT USE A COMPUTER TO CREATE DESIGNS. Some examples of acceptable mediums are pencil and ink, watercolor, color pencil, marker, or pastel. Applicants must also write a paragraph that explains why they illustrated their design in the way that they did; i.e. color usage, images, layout and design. All sketches, writings, and your Pepsi can are to be brought with you to your interview.