Art careers to explore

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Art by Taylor Hand.

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Art by Taylor Hand.

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When people hear I’m going to an art college after high school, they assume the only job I’m going to get is selling my paintings out of a refrigerator box on the curb. They scoff and tell me I’ll never make a living, and the term “starving artist” is a saying for a reason; but the future I have in mind is a bright and happy one.

When I picture myself after I graduate college, I see myself as an illustrator for children’s books, or even a tattoo artist. People tend to forget that art is everywhere, from the shoes on your feet to the phone in your hand. So the next time people ridicule that I’m going to college for art, I won’t worry and neither should anyone else, because I know I’ll be just fine.

One step to take if you are interested in having an art career is to explore art courses here at LHS. Feel free to check out the classes and categories below.

Fine Arts

Visual arts created mainly for aesthetic purposes and judged for their beauty and meaningfulness.

Classes to take at LHS 

  • Intro to Art 
  • Drawing 
    • Advanced Drawing 
  • Oil Painting 
  • Acrylic Painting 
  • Art in Advertising 
  • Ceramics 1
    • Ceramics 2
  • AP Studio Art
  • Woods
  • Metals 
  • Animation 
  • Art History and Pop Culture 
  • Web Design 
  • Psychology 
  • Video Production 

Careers In Fine Arts 

  • Illustrator – $60,876
    • Architectural 
    • Book 
    • Graphic 
    • Technical 
    • Textbook 
    • Storyboard 
  • Cartoonist/Animator – $48,287
  • Commercial Artist – $43,269
  • Fine Artist (Painter) – $49,434
  • Printmaker – $51,216
  • Screen Printer – $28,440
  • Courtroom Artist – $56,494
  • Art Conservationist – $47,734
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist – $46,311
  • Mural Artist – $39,041
  • Airbrush Painter – $32,135
    • Spray Painter 
  • Tattoo Artist – $106,59

Digital Media

Arts that emphasize process and problem-solving in conjunction with visual design issues.

Classes to take at LHS 

  • Intro to Art 
  • Technology Sampler 
  • Photography 
  • Drawing 
    • Advanced drawing 
  • Art in Advertising 
  • Digital Media 
  • Exploring Graphic Arts 

Careers in Digital Media 

  • Animator Concept Artist – $53,948
  • Digital Illustrator – $75,296
  • Digital 3D Modeller – $86,161
  • Web Designer – $60,040
  • iPhone/ Android App Designer – $87,027
  • Television/ Film Producer – $64,176
  • Documentary Filmmaker – $57,740
  • Camera Operator – $38,839
  • Film Editor – $57,334
  • Special Effects Designer – $56,391
  • Video Game Design – $66,472
  • YouTube Video Creator – $45,948

Writing/Analytical Arts

Arts using logic or reasoning. 

Classes to take at LHS

  • Intro to Art 
  • Drawing 
  • Acrylic Painting 
  • Honors Creative Writing 

Careers in Writing 

  • Art Curriculum Writer – $68,598
  • Art Historian – $45,783
  • Art Critic – $52,582
  • Arts Administrator – $52,514
  • Cultural Planner – $58,854
  • Website Owner – $71,418 
    • Blogger
  • Author – $57,171

Three-Dimensional Production Design

The creation of a product in a virtual environment such the product has three dimensions.

Classes to take at LHS 

  • Intro to Art 
  • Ceramics 1 
    • Ceramics 2 
  • Drawing 
  • Sculpture 
  • Art in Advertising 
  • Oil Painting 
  • Woods 
  • Metals 
  • Engineering 
  • Photography

Careers In Product Design 

  • Industrial Designer – $64,745
  • Bridge Designer – $94,842
  • Toy Designer – $61,131
    • Kites 
    • Utensils 
  • Miniature Model Maker – $48,198
    • Mock-Up Artist 
  • Stained Glass Window Designer – $42,523
  • Prop Designer – $56,930
  • Food Product Designer – $62,277
  • Wood Turner – $44,030
    • Carver 
    • Mosaic Designer 
  • Welder – $36,604
  • Jeweler – $47,432
  • Weaver – $26,228
  • Glass Blower – $37,231

Fashion/Textiles

Prevailing customs or styles of dress, etiquette, socializing, etc.

Classes to take at LHS

  • Intro to Art 
  • Drawing 
    • Advanced Drawing 
  • Sewing 
  • Art History and Pop Culture 
  • Sculpture 
  • Oil Painting 
  • Acrylic Painting 
  • Ceramics 1 
    • Ceramics 2 
  • AP Studio Art
  • Classic Films 
  • World Studies 

Careers in Fashion and Textiles 

  • Fiber Artist – $39,041
  • Accessory Designer – $49,572
    • Shoes 
    • Bags 
    • Hats 
  • Dressmaker – $29,231
  • Embroiderer – $27,662
  • Fashion Consultant – $22,896
  • Personal Stylist – $36,189
  • Fashion Designer – $50,022
  • Sports Apparel Designer – $61,373
  • Pattern Maker – $48,161
  • Costume Designer – $38,003
  • Quilt, Rug, and Linen Designer – $45,274
  • Textile Designer – $54,135
    • Fabric 

Spatial Designs

Designs that cross the boundaries of traditional design specialisms such as architecture, landscape architecture, landscape design, interior design and service design as well as certain areas of public art.

Classes to take at LHS

  • Intro to Art 
  • Drawing 
    • Advanced Drawing 
  • Sculpture 
  • Ceramics 1
    • Ceramics 2 
  • Acrylic painting 
  • Oil Painting
  • AP Studio Art 
  • Art History and Pop Culture 
  • Art in Advertising 
  • Photography 
  • Woods 
  • Metals 
  • Housing and Design 
  • Exploring Graphic design 

Careers in Spatial Design 

  • Architect – $82,439 
    • Landscape 
  • Urban Designer – $68,073
  • Town Planner – $64,400
    • Playground, Theme Park and Sports Arena Designer 
  • Interior Designer – $50,335
    • Decorator 
  • Set and Stage Designer – $60,545

Photography

The process or art of producing images of objects on sensitized surfaces by the chemical action of light or of other forms of radiant energy, as x-rays, gamma rays, or cosmic rays.

Classes to take at LHS

  • Intro to Art 
  • Photography
  • Drawing 
    • Advanced Drawing 
  • Art In Advertising 
  • Art History and Pop Culture
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Acrylic Painting 
  • Oil Painting 
  • Journalism
  • Yearbook
  • Web Development 
  • Psychology 
  • AP Studio Art 
  • Video Production 
  • Animation 

Careers in Photography 

  • Photographer – $43,166
    • Advertising 
    • Fashion 
    • Wedding 
    • Food
    • Portrait
    • Underwater 
  • Photojournalist – $30,500
  • Stock Photo Seller – $37,051
  • Director of Photography – $98,180

People Management

Providing ongoing support and direction.

Classes to take at LHS 

  • Intro to Art 
  • Psychology 
  • Drawing 
    • Advanced Drawing 
  • Acrylic Painting 
  • Oil Painting 
  • Photography 
  • Web Design 
  • Sculpture 
  • Ceramics 1 
    • Ceramics 2 
  • Digital Media 
  • Yearbook 
  • Video Production 
  • Web Development 
  • Desktop Publishing 
  • Journalism 
  • Art in Advertising 
  • World Studies 

Careers in People Management 

  • Art School Director – $51,629
  • Art Teacher – $39,661
    • Primary 
    • Elementary 
    • Middle School
    • High School 
    • University/Professor 
  • Private Art Instructor – $48,627
  • Art Therapist – $53,765
  • Artist Agent – $45,687
  • Art Supplies Retailer – $38,696

Graphic Design

The art or profession of visual communication that combines images, words, and ideas to convey information to an audience, especially to produce a specific effect.

Classes to take at LHS 

  • Intro to Art 
  • Drawing 
    • Advanced Drawing 
  • Art in Advertising 
  • Photography 
  • Digital media 
  • Technology Sampler 
  • Exploring Graphic Arts 

Careers In Graphic Design 

  • Advertising Director – $78,300
  • Logo/ Branding Designer – $48,535
  • Advertising Designer – $54,036
  • Sign Writer – $59,765
  • Magazine Layout Designer – $66,011
  • Book/ eBook Designer – $54,601
  • Packaging Designer – $72,402
  • Calendar/ Wallpaper/ Stationery Designer – $53,593
  • Typography – $51, 216

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