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:

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

What is the salary outlook?*

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

  • Graphic Designer—$50,370
  • Art Director—$92,780/year
  • Multimedia Artist and Animator—$70,520

*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 12, 2019.

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

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications