Projected Growth: Faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
Your job is to Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Common job titles of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers include:
Experience and Education
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
50.68% said they needed a Master's Degree.
31.67% said they needed a Doctoral Degree.
Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques.
Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as acting techniques, fundamentals of music, and art history.
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Prepare students for performances, exams, or assessments.
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Organize performance groups and direct their rehearsals.
Evaluate and grade students' class work, performances, projects, assignments, and papers.
Keep students informed of community events, such as plays and concerts.
Participate in campus and community events.
Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and performance pieces.
Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
Maintain or repair studio facilities.
Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
Act as advisers to student organizations.
Display students' work in schools, galleries, and exhibitions.
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
Wood art easels
Vacuum casting equipmentAll Tools
Universal serial bus USB flash drives
Tungsten inert gas TIG welders
Surround sound systems
Surface grinding machines
Student response systems
Sound stage cameras
Sliding table saws
Sliding compound miter saws
Sheet metal brakes
Power disc sanders
Portable air compressors
Pneumatic carving equipment
Overhead data projectors
Oscilliating spindle sanders
Negative pressure spray booths
Multitrack recording systems
Multimedia projection equipment
Multi-line telephone systems
MP3 digital voice recorders
Modeling material extruders
Metal inert gas MIG welders
Metal cutting band saws
Magnetic finger brakes
Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
Laser facsimile machines
Laser cutting equipment
Interactive whiteboard controllers
Infrared camera tracking systems
Hydraulic tubing benders
Hossfield metal benders
General stage lighting
Digital video disk DVD players
Digital video cameras
Digital mixing consoles
Digital audio workstations
Computer numerical control CNC vertical lathes
Computer numerical control CNC vertical knee mills
Computer numerical control CNC routers
Computer laser printers
Computer inkjet printers
Computer data input scanners
Compact disk CD players
Compact digital cameras
Commercial sewing machines
Clay firing kilns
Carousel slide projectors
Audio recording equipment
Artists’ paint brushes
Analog to digital audio converters
Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
Autodesk Maya for Design Visualization
Microsoft Visual Studio
Adobe Systems Adobe AuditionAll Technologies
Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
Apple DVD Studio Pro
Apple Final Cut Pro
Apple Logic Pro
Calendar and scheduling software
Collaborative editing software
Faux Labs Splashup
Image scanning software
Learning management system LMS
Next Limit Maxwell Render
Pixar RenderMan Studio
Propellerhead Software Reason
Pure Data PD
Red Giant Trapcode Particular
The Foundry Nuke
The Pixel Farm PFTrack
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Clarity
Come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Originality
See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Near Vision
Come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Fluency of Ideas
Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Communications and Media
Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
History and Archeology
Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
Philosophy and Theology
Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.