Art, Media & Entertainment



  • VUSD Arts, Media & Entertainment Pathway

     



    The Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry sector is big business in California. This dynamic sector is relevant statewide, with most of the major employers concentrated in the southern part of the state. It offers jobs that require a vast range of creative and technical knowledge and skills. In a 2004 national study, almost 550,000 businesses employing almost three million people were involved in production and delivery in America’s creative industries. Flexibility and adaptability to a rapidly changing professional landscape are key elements to an individual’s ultimate success in a career in arts, media, and entertainment. Consequently, most of the professions found in this sector require students to become familiar with information and skills across several different academic disciplines and career pathways as well as within their primary pathway.

    The Media and Design Arts career pathway comprises a large number of industry occupations, such as user interface design, digital animation, print design, commercial photography, and cinematography. The Performing Arts pathway focuses on the direct creation of art and entertainment by individual artists and includes professional applications of theater, dance, and music. And the Production and Managerial Arts pathway focuses on developing the organizational and managerial knowledge and skills needed to bring arts, media, and entertainment to the public as well as on training those who do the behind-the-scene jobs, such as set design, sound design, digital modeling, film editing, and camera work. For most of the skilled and semiskilled occupations in this industry sector, postsecondary education and training are expected.



     

    ENTRY LEVEL CAREERS
    (with high school diploma)
    Visual Artist
    Photographers Assistant
    Lighting Technician
    Model
    Makeup Artist
    Electronic Equipment Operator
    Camera Technician
    Broadcast Technician
    Sound Technician
    Stagehand
    Disc or Video Jockey
    Actor
    Announcer
    Voice-over Artist
    Stunt Person
    Dolly Grip
    Focus Puller
    TECHNICAL LEVEL CAREERS
    (with AA or AS degree or certificate)
    Stage Manager
    Recording Studio Assistant
    Special Effects Coordinator
    Web Designer
    Prop Maker
    Photographer
    Graphic Designer/Artist
    Film Maker
    Camera Operator
    Screen Writer
    Photojournalist
    Music Minister
    Radio/Television Broadcaster
    Gaffer
    Negative Cutter
    Key Production Grip
     
    PROFESSIONAL LEVEL CAREERS
    (with BA or BS degree)
    Architect
    Choreographer
    Industrial Designer
    Foreign Language Interpreter
    Publisher
    Music Teacher
    Technical Writer
    Columnist
    Sound Engineer
    Medical Scientific Illustrator
    Media and Design Arts Instructor
    Music Accompanist
    Music Director/Conductor
    Choreographer
    Producer
    Sound Design Editor
    Visual Effects Coordinator