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Arts, Audio-Visual Technology, and Communications

Do you love the theater? Are you interested in the news of the day? Then you might want to explore the field of arts, audio-visual technology, and communications. 

Career Pathways

The arts, audio-visual technology, and communications field has six career pathways: 

  • Audio and Video Technology and Film: Individuals who make or sell audio or video equipment.
  • Journalism and Broadcasting: Individuals who gather and report news.
  • Performing Arts: Individuals who participate in theater and musical productions, from actors to talent agents to costume designers to producers.
  • Printing Technology: Individuals who prepare digital content for printing.
  • Telecommunications: Individuals who install or maintain equipment used for broadcast communications.
  • Visual Arts: Individuals who create works of art, including drawings, paintings, or computer graphics.

Meta-Major: Arts, Humanities, Communication and Design

Are you interested in the arts, audio-visual technology, and communications but not sure what you want to do? Check out the arts, humanities, communication and design meta-major at your local state college. A meta-major is a collection of associate degree programs aligned to a general career area, such as the arts. Because all programs under the meta-major have common courses, you can pursue a relevant course of study before deciding on a specific degree program.

Education-Career-Income Connection

Arts, audio-visual technology and communications offer a range of jobs at different education and salary levels. 

Training, Certificate or Associate's Degree
Makeup Artist $26,990
Desktop Publisher $30,410
Print Press Operator $31,060
Audio and Video Equipment Technician $34,980
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers $39,970


Bachelor's Degree
Reporter and Correspondent $36,230
Film and Video Editors $37,590
Graphic Designers $40,980
Editor $54,150


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