Trade and Industry: Visual Arts

Which pathways are offered?

  • Advertising and Graphic Design— This pathway prepares students to produce digitally generated or computer-enhanced media used in advertising, entertainment, communications, and marketing.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Examples of jobs include:

  • Art Director
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Artist and Animator
  • Web Designer

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:

  • Art Director—$94,220/year
  • Graphic Designer—$52,110/year
  • Multimedia Artist and Animator—$75,270

*Some of these jobs may require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 10, 2020.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications
  • Microsoft Office Specialist