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Contact Information

CTE Dean: Gerlinde Brady
Phone: 831.477.5672
Address: 6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
CTE Coordinator: Leslie De Rose
Phone: 831.479.6560
Address: 6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
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Arts, Media, & Entertainment
Career Pathway

The Arts, Media, and Entertainment sector requires perhaps the greatest cross-disciplinary interaction. The work has a propensity to be largely project-based, requiring both independent work and interdependent management skills for career success. New technologies are also constantly reshaping the boundaries and skill set required, leading to a constantly evolution of artistic imagination, metaphoric representation, symbolic connections, and technical skills. Careers in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment sector fall into four general pathways: Design, Visual, and Media Arts; Performing Arts; Production and Managerial Arts; and Game Design and Integration.

Departments & Programs

Department Programs Offered  
Digital Media (DM) Web Media
Digital Publishing Program
Contact Department
Music (MUS)
Music Technology and Recording Arts Contact Department

Job Market

Typical Position Median Salary*
Desktop Publishers $39,840
Art Director $89,760
Web Developer $64,970

Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician

Technical Director/Manager $68,440

*Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Statistics for Santa Cruz County, 2014 First Quarter Wages.

Occupational & Career Information
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