Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

This Career Cluster includes, but is not limited to studies in Visual Design/Communications, Video and Music Production, Journalism, and Performing Arts. Creative students have the opportunity to pursue Arts, A/V Technology and Communications programs of study throughout the District. More specifically:


Location of Program Offerings

  • Breithaupt Career and Technical Center (BCTC)
  • Crockett Career and Technical Center (CCTC)
  • Detroit School of Arts (DSA)
  • Golightly Career and Technical Center (GCTC)
  • Randolph Career and Technical Center (RCTC)


Program(s) of Study

Upon graduation, students have the option of pursuing postsecondary education or entering the workforce in careers areas such as: Actor/Actress, Video/Music Production, Graphic Designer, and Draftsman, just to name a few.

Analysts predict an increase ranging from 9% – 15% of individuals employed within the Arts, A/V Technology and Communications industry within the next 10 years.


Postsecondary Options


Career Options 2008 Statistics Projected 2018 Statistics Median Salary % Change
Actor/Actress 56,500 63,700 $55,142 13% Increase
Video/Music Producer 98,600 108,300 $84,940 10% Increase
Fashion Design 22,700 22,900 $61,160 1% Increase
Graphic Designer 286,100 323100 $35,000 13% Increase