Communication Arts Cluster

This career cluster offers two different avenues of concentration. Careers in the Performing Arts, or certain aspects of Journalism, Broadcasting and Film require creative talents. Careers in Audio-Video Communications Technology, Telecommunications or Printing Technology require strong backgrounds in computer and electronic-based technology and solid foundation in math and science. Communicating effectively in both oral and written form is essential for all careers in the cluster. In addition, the creative aspects of this cluster are rapidly merging with the technological offering exciting and challenging careers.

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Communication Arts At-A-Glance

Typical High School Classes

  • Introduction to Media
  • Digital Design
  • Media Production

Career & Technical Student Organizations

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Skills USA
FBLA

H3 Occupations & Average Entry Wage

Graphic Designers – $29,299
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers – $31,737
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians – $29,343
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers – $37,378
Writers and Authors – $29,070
Technical Writers – $41,145
Art Directors – $43,920
Producers and Directors – $27,823
Music Directors and Composers – $38,047

Find more H3 jobs at: h3.ne.gov

*This H3 list based on projected highest number of openings in Nebraska through 2024. Source: Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information

Education Pathways to begin your career

Pathway Certificate Diploma Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Military
AUDIO RECORDING TECHNOLOGY
AVID PRO TOOLS MUSIC PRODUCTION
BROADCAST PRODUCTION
BROADCASTING – RADIO AND TV
BUSINESS, MARKETING, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TEACHER
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INSTALLATION AND REPAIR TECHNOLOGY
DIGITAL CINEMA AND MEDIA
GAME AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA DESIGN
GRAPHIC DESIGN
JOURNALISM
MEDIA ARTS
MEDIA PRODUCTION
PHOTOGRAPHY
RECORDING STUDIO PRODUCTION
SPORTS COMMUNICATION
VIDEO PRODUCTION
VISUAL COMMUNICATION / DESIGN

Check out all education and training options. Entry into these careers may begin with:

  • Apprenticeships
  • On-the-job training
  • Attaining stackable credentials
  • Entry-level employment

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