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
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample salaries include:
Applications Software Developer—$105,590/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