Art & New Media


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

If you are imaginative, innovative, and an original, creative thinker, this may be a good career path for you. For some careers in this area, a four-year degree is required.

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 grow. New jobs are expected in the advertising, public relations, and related services and specialized design services industries.

Salary Range (Michigan)

Animator & Multimedia Artist
$29,040 - $86,820

Graphic Designer
$28,500 - $76,190

Web Developer
$33,740 - $90,630

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.