Career Technical Education

Arts, Media, & Entertainment

The Arts, Media, and Entertainment sector requires perhaps the greatest cross-disciplinary interaction. The work has a propensity to be largely project-based, requiring both independent work and interdependent management skills for career success. New technologies are also constantly reshaping the boundaries and skill set required, leading to a constantly evolution of artistic imagination, metaphoric representation, symbolic connections, and technical skills. Careers in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment sector fall into four general pathways: Design, Visual, and Media Arts; Performing Arts; Production and Managerial Arts; and Game Design and Integration.

Department & Programs Offered

Digital Media (DM)

  • Web Media
  • Digital Publishing Program

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Music (MUS)

  • Music Technology and Recording Arts

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Gerlinde Brady
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Leslie De Rose
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Job Market

Typical Position / Median Salary Per Year*

  • Desktop Publishers
    $39,840
  • Art Director
    $89,760
  • Web Developer
    $64,970
  • Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician
    $53,330
  • Technical Director/Manager
    $68,440
  • *Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Statistics for Santa Cruz County, 2014 First Quarter Wages.

    Occupational & Career Information
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