Arts, Media, and Entertainment

 Which pathways are offered?

  • Animation—This pathway prepares students to conceptualize and bring animation to life using learned art principles to effectively communicate their ideas through combined artistic elements.

  • Digital Photography—This pathway is designed for students who want to enhance their photographic knowledge and abilities with an emphasis on skills used in commercial photography.

  • Game Design and Integration—This pathway prepares students to create design specifications and integrate art and sound, translating it all into a playable game. This requires knowledge of computer operating systems, programming and markup languages (JAVA, Python, C++, HTML5/CSS), and software development.

  • Graphic Design— This pathway prepares students to produce digitally generated or computer-enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment, communications, and marketing.

  • Web Design—This pathway prepares students to create, design, and produce interactive multimedia products and services.

 

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • 3D Animator
  • Applications Software Developer
  • Art/Graphics Director
  • Computer Programmer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample salaries include:

  • Animator—$75,270/year

  • Applications Software Developer—$105,590/year

  • Art/Graphics Director—$94,220/year

  • Computer Programmer—$86,550

  • Graphic Designer—$52,110/year

  • Photographer—$36,280/year

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 10, 2020.

Which industry-recognized certification exams can my student prepare for?

 ACT National Career Readiness certification

 Adobe Certified Associate certifications