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Art & New Media

Art & New Media

Careers in this path are related to the humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture; graphic, interior, and fashion design; writing; film; fine arts; journalism; languages; media; advertising; and public relations.

Is this Career Path for You?

Are you a creative thinker: Are you imaginative, innovative, and original? Do you like to communicate ideas? Do you like graphic design, drawing, animation, taking photos, or writing stories? This may be the career path for you!

Job Outlook

Although the way in which people consume media is changing, art and communications jobs remain relevant. New opportunities are expected to arise as the number of electronic magazines and Internet-based publications grows. The most new jobs are expected in the advertising, public relations, and related services and specialized design services industries

Average Salaries

  • Animator: $63,630**
  • Graphic Designer: $36,360*
  • Illustrator: $43,890**
  • Video Editor: $57,210**
  • Web Design & Developer: $48,210*
*Salary information comes from the Bureau of
Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment
Statistics Program, a semi-annual survey that
provides wage and employment statistics for
the nation, each state, and sub-state regions.
**Kalamazoo/Portage, MI, 2015
***According to www.payscale.com