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
- Music Technology and Recording Arts
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.
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