Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, and Communications

Which pathways are offered?

  • Broadcasting and Digital Media—This pathway prepares students for success in multimedia broadcasting, news production, and journalism. Students develop skills and master topics in multimedia production as well as become familiar with current and emerging technologies and practices in TV, radio, and web and podcasting.
  • Graphic Design and Communication—This pathway prepares students for careers in design. Students develop design skills to meet commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging displays and logos; clothing and accessories; and special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

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

Some of the jobs include:

  • Special Effects Artist/Animator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Fashion Designer

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:

  • Special Effects Artist/Animator—$77,700/year
  • Graphic Designer—$53,380/year
  • Fashion Designer—$75,810/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, May 14, 2021.

Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • ACT National Career Readiness Certificate
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects