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Median salary

$55,000

Median annual salary based on certification and degree program completion.

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Actors

Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
Acting
Certificate of Achievement
Acting
AA Degree
Associate In Arts In Acting
AA Degree
Children's Theatre
Certificate of Achievement
Dance: Musical Theatre
AA Degree

Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.
Accounting: Managerial
Certificate of Achievement
Advertising/Public Relations
AA Degree
Applied Communication Skills
Certificate of Achievement
Applied Communications
AA Degree
Auto And Related Technology: Transmission Repair25
Certificate of Achievement

Choreographers

Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.
Acting
Certificate of Achievement
Acting
AA Degree
Associate In Arts In Acting
AA Degree
Children's Theatre
Certificate of Achievement
Choreographic Studies And Dance Technique
AA Degree

Costume Attendants

Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers. May assist with multiple costume changes during performances.
Art New Media: 3D Rigging Technical Director
Certificate of Achievement
Art New Media: 3D Technical Director
Certificate of Achievement
Assistant Costume Designer
Certificate of Achievement
Children's Theatre
Certificate of Achievement
Costume Cutter/Draper
Certificate of Achievement

Dancers

Perform dances. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for video recording.
Acting
Certificate of Achievement
Acting
AA Degree
Associate In Arts In Acting
AA Degree
Children's Theatre
Certificate of Achievement
Choreographic Studies And Dance Technique
AA Degree

Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio

Interpret script, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs.
Acting
Certificate of Achievement
Acting
AA Degree
Acting And Film Video Production
Certificate of Achievement
Art - Studio: Film/Video
AA Degree
Art - Studio: Film/Video
Certificate of Achievement

Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
Apprenticeship: Cosmetology
Certificate of Achievement
Art New Media: 3D Rigging Technical Director
Certificate of Achievement
Art New Media: 3D Technical Director
Certificate of Achievement
Barbering/Cosmetology Apprenticeship
Certificate of Achievement
Children's Theatre
Certificate of Achievement

Models

Model garments or other apparel and accessories for prospective buyers at fashion shows, private showings, or retail establishments. May pose for photos to be used in magazines or advertisements. May pose as subject for paintings, sculptures, and other types of artistic expression.

Music Composers and Arrangers

Write and transcribe musical scores.
Acting
Certificate of Achievement
Acting
AA Degree
Applied Music
AA Degree
Associate In Arts In Acting
AA Degree
Associate Of Arts In Liberal Arts And Sciences: Music
AA Degree

Music Directors

Direct and conduct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras or choirs.
Acting
Certificate of Achievement
Acting
AA Degree
Applied Music
AA Degree
Associate In Arts In Acting
AA Degree
Associate Of Arts In Liberal Arts And Sciences: Music
AA Degree
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