Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

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.

Is Arts, A/V Technology & Communications a Fit for You?

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Core skills that are necessary for success in these occupations:

  • Operations Analysis – Figuring out what a product or service needs to be able to do
  • Coordination – Changing what is done based on other people’s actions
  • Time Management – Managing your time and the time of other people
  • Persuasion – Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
  • Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers
  • Negotiation – Bringing people together to solve differences
  • Speaking – Talking to others
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information
  • Social Perceptiveness – Understanding people’s reactions
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Career Pathway

Visual Arts

Journalism and Broadcasting

Performing Arts

Telecommunications

Printing Technology

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