Design, Visual, and Media Arts; Performing Arts; Production and Managerial Arts

Career Areas

Musical Theater; Technical Theater; Drama; Dance; Instrumental & Vocals and Audio Production; Video Productions; Visual Arts

School Model

CTE Pathways

Design, Visual, and Media Arts

The Design, Visual, and Media Arts pathway includes those occupations that use visual art, digital media, and Web-based tools and materials as the primary means of communication and expression. In addition to an understanding of current workplace practice, this career pathway requires the development of knowledge and skills in both visual art concepts as well as new and emerging digital processes by which individuals are able to create and communicate complex concepts in a broad range of occupations and professions.

Sample occupations associated with this pathway: Digital Animator Artistic Director Commercial Artist Web Designer Museum Curator

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts pathway focuses on the direct creation of art and entertainment by the individual artist instead of through a secondary physical medium. Performing artists are themselves the medium of creative expression.

Sample occupations associated with this pathway: Composer, Music Arranger, Conductor Actor (e.g., Stage, Film, Video, DVD), Performing Artist Singer, Dancer, Musician Voiceover Artist, Narrator

Production and Managerial Arts

Whatever the form or medium of creative expression, all careers in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment sector require “publication” or a public presentation in one way or another. Consequently, the Production and Managerial Arts pathway focuses on both the technical skills and the organizational and managerial knowledge necessary to bring arts, media, and entertainment to the public.

Sample occupations associated with this pathway: Event Planner Producers/Directors for Theater, Television, Concerts, and Motion Picture Stage Manager/Production Manager Talent Management Theatrical and Broadcast Technician