The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria. (CIP Code #50)
Notable Programs in this Curriculum: Dance; Graphic Design; Drama; Playwriting; Film, Video, and Cinema Studies: Painting and Sculpting; Music.
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Julie Andrews (1935-Present)
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Relevant Salary Figures: According to 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics information, the average annual salaries of popular careers related to this curriculum are listed below. For further information, including the nature of work, employment outlook, related academic programs, and specific salary information for your region, click on the occupation of interest.
Craft Artists: $32,570
Agents of Artists, Performers, & Athletes: $81,550
Art Directors: $88,510
Art, Drama, & Music Teachers,: $65,030
Artists & Related Workers, All Other: $55,140
Interior Designers: $51,020
All Other Art & Design Workers: $50,130
Archivists, Curators, & Museum Technicians: $48,220
Commercial & Industrial Designers: $61,580
Camera Operators, TV, Video, & Motion Picture: $47,710
Entertainers & Performers, Sports & Related: $37,740
Fashion Designers: $71,400
Film & Video Editors: $62,500
Fine Artists, Including Painters & Sculptors: $48,300
Graphic Designers: $46,750
Managers, All Other: $95,890
Multi-Media Artists & Animators: $62,380
Music Directors & Composers: $54,840
Musicians & Singers: $58,822
Painting, Coating, & Decorating Workers: $26,090
Prepress Technicians & Workers: $36,440
Producers & Directors: $83,030
Set & Exhibit Designers: $48,660
Writers & Authors: $64,560
The Complete List of Programs in this Curriculum:
(NEW) A program that prepares individuals to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the achievement of naturalistic and believable behavior in imaginary circumstances. Includes instruction in voice and acting speech, stage dialects, movement, improvisation, acting styles, theatre history, script interpretation, and actor coaching.
Art/Art Studies, General.
A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of the visual arts. Includes instruction in art, photography, and other visual communications media.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.
A program that prepares individuals to organize and manage art organizations, operations, and facilities. Includes instruction in business and financial management; marketing and fundraising; personnel management and labor relations; event promotion and management; public relations and arts advocacy; arts law; and applications to specific arts activities such as galleries, museums, studios, foundations, and community organizations.
(NEW) A program that prepares individuals to express ideals and feelings through interpretation of classical dance choreography. Includes instruction in ballet exercise, solo and ensemble dance, history of ballet, ballet choreography, Laban notation, ballet technique, and interpretations of specific styles and schools.
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics.
A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by producing art works out of clay and similar materials. Includes instruction in handbuilt and wheelthrown techniques; molding; slips and glazes; trimming and decorating; firing and kiln operation; oxidation; mixed media; ceramic murals; and personal style development.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
A program that prepares individuals to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the making and producing of films and videos. Includes instruction in theory of film; film technology and equipment operation; film production; film directing; film editing; cinematographic art; film audio; techniques for making specific types of films and/or videos; the , use of computer applications to record or enhance images, audio or effect and the planning and management of film/video operations.
Commercial and Advertising Art.
A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via illustrations and other forms of digital or printed media. Includes instruction in concept design, layout, paste-up, and techniques such as engraving, etching, silkscreen, lithography, offset, drawing and cartooning, painting, collage, and computer graphics.
A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences, and recording events and people, via digital, film, still and video photography. Includes instruction in specialized camera and equipment operation and maintenance, applications to commercial and industrial needs, and photography business operations.
A program that prepares individuals to master the art of leading bands, choirs, orchestras and other ensembles in performance, and related music leadership. Includes instruction in score analysis and arranging, rehearsal and performance leadership, music coaching, arrangement and performance planning, ensemble operations management, and applications to specific school or professional ensembles.