Visual And Performing Arts

Common Industries to work in

Arts and Entertainment

Possible career paths

(Ranked by US median annual salary)

Art Directors

38,110 employed

Low

$51,130

Median

$92,500

Top

$170,230

Gaming Managers

4,420 employed

Low

$46,040

Median

$72,930

Top

$129,520

Producers and Directors

117,520 employed

Low

$33,730

Median

$71,620

Top

$164,290

Multimedia Artists and Animators

29,860 employed

Low

$39,330

Median

$70,530

Top

$123,060

Fashion Designers

18,940 employed

Low

$33,910

Median

$67,420

Top

$135,490

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

95,110 employed

Low

$35,120

Median

$66,930

Top

$134,000

Commercial and Industrial Designers

31,250 employed

Low

$36,430

Median

$65,970

Top

$106,950

Artists and Related Workers, All Other

7,010 employed

Low

$29,600

Median

$63,540

Top

$107,000

Broadcast News Analysts

5,700 employed

Low

$26,510

Median

$62,910

Top

$195,520

Writers and Authors

45,300 employed

Low

$30,520

Median

$61,820

Top

$118,760

Film and Video Editors

30,770 employed

Low

$30,040

Median

$61,180

Top

$163,440

Sound Engineering Technicians

13,370 employed

Low

$25,880

Median

$55,810

Top

$125,230

Colleges that offer this degree

(ranked by reported salaries 10 years out of school)

Georgetown University

7,128 undergraduate students

Private

Tuition

$52,300

Reported Median Salary

$93,500

University of Pennsylvania

10,660 undergraduate students

Private

Tuition

$53,534

Reported Median Salary

$85,900

Duke University

6,552 undergraduate students

Private

Tuition

$53,500

Reported Median Salary

$84,400

Carnegie Mellon University

6,434 undergraduate students

Private

Tuition

$53,910

Reported Median Salary

$83,600

Columbia University in the City of New York

8,170 undergraduate students

Private

Tuition

$57,208

Reported Median Salary

$83,300

Yale University

5,742 undergraduate students

Private

Tuition

$51,400

Reported Median Salary

$83,200

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

14,810 undergraduate students

Public

Tuition (In state)

$12,418

Reported Median Salary

$79,100

Cornell University

14,815 undergraduate students

Private

Tuition

$52,853

Reported Median Salary

$77,200

The Creative Circus

227 undergraduate students

Private

Tuition

$17,115

Reported Median Salary

$77,200

Case Western Reserve University

5,020 undergraduate students

Private

Tuition

$47,500

Reported Median Salary

$74,600

University of Southern California

18,942 undergraduate students

Private

Tuition

$54,259

Reported Median Salary

$74,000

Johns Hopkins University

5,663 undergraduate students

Private

Tuition

$52,170

Reported Median Salary

$73,200

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