Students pursuing a career in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications cluster will learn the aspects of designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism and entertainment services. All career pathways in this cluster require people to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written formats. Rapid changes and integration of new technologies are common in these careers.

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2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

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  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

Job Ideas

  • Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Graphic Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Digital Marketing
  • Broadcast Media
  • Interior Design
  • Acting
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Fine / Commercial Artist
  • Cinematographers
  • Telecommunication Technicians
  • Make Up Artist / Costume Designer
  • Photographer
  • Digital Printing

Associate Degrees

 

  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Graphic Arts
  • Digital Print Production
  • Web Design
  • Package Design
  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Small Business Management

College Majors

 

  • AdvertisingMarketing
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Mass Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Fine Arts
  • Fashion design Computer science
  • Computer programming
  • Performing arts (drama, acting, dance)
  • Education

Industry Certificates

 

  • Digital Prepress
  • Design and Package Design
  • Fashion/Textiles
  • Interior Design: Kitchen and Bath Specialty Certificate
  • Certiport MOS ­ Microsoft Office Specialist

Next Steps:

 

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

 

Suggested District 211 Coursework – Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Next Steps:

 

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

 

After School Connections

  • Business Professionals of America
  • Newspaper Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Thespians / Drama
  • Literary Magazine
  • Internet Club
  • Broadcasting / AV ClubArt Club
  • 3D Club
  • Film Club
  • Photography Club
  • Fashion Club
  • FCCLA

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1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

My Four-Year Plan

This is a basic overview of the minimum coursework needed for graduation.

*Graduation requirement

A minimum of eighteen academic units of credit is required for graduation. This includes the courses indicated in the above chart plus at least one credit from the Applied Technology, Art, Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences, Music or World Language Departments.

Additional information regarding requirements for graduation and college entrance:

My Four-Year Plan – Hoffman Estates High School

This is a basic overview of the minimum coursework needed for graduation.

*Graduation requirement

A minimum of eighteen academic units of credit is required for graduation. This includes the courses indicated in the above chart plus at least one credit from the Applied Technology, Art, Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences, Music or World Language Departments.

Additional information regarding requirements for graduation and college entrance:

Next Steps:

 

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.