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Arts, Media & Entertainment

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Those with a passion for music, painting, drawing, dancing or performing can tap into the opportunities in the Arts, Media and Entertainment industry. This exciting Pathway offers careers in front of or behind the scenes. In addition, companies need multimedia production and graphic designers to create websites and game designers and programmers to keep gamers playing. Arts, Media and Entertainment are big business throughout California and the world.

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Is a career in Arts, Media & Entertainment right for you?

Are you creative and do you enjoy project-based assignments?

Do you like to perform, paint, write and/or sculpt?

Are you self-reliant and inventive?

3 Main Points

1. The Arts and Media Sector promotes teamwork, communication, creative thinking, and decision-making abilities.

2. Those choosing a pathway from this sector reach out in unique ways to enhance the quality of life for those around them.

3. Careers in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment sector fall into four general pathways:
 Design, Visual, and Media Arts
 Performing Arts
 Production and Managerial Arts
 Game Design and Integration

Important Skills

 Artistic Imagination

Technical Skill and Relating Well to Others

 Ability to Make Symbolic Connections




Arts Media & Communication

Of all the career industries, the Arts, Media, and Entertainment sector requires perhaps the greatest cross-disciplinary interaction because the work in this sector has a propensity to be largely project based, requiring both independent work and interdependent management skills for career success.


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