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
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.
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.