Start your journey to a creative career in the Art Program at Austin Community College. The Art Program offers significant opportunities for creative and professional development. It introduces beginning students to materials and methods while challenging experienced art students to develop and refine their body of work. In addition to teaching, program faculty have experience as professional and exhibiting artists.
Skills You Gain
Students gain broad exposure to art history, ceramics, drawing, digital art, 2-D and 3-D design, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
272 Craft Artists are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 3.68 % over the next four years.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Hourly Wage 482 Currently
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
482 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 4.98 % over the next four years.
Precious Metal Workers
Hourly Wage 411 Currently
Cast, anneal, solder, hammer, or shape gold, silver, pewter or other metals to form jewelry or other metal items such as goblets or candlesticks.
411 Precious Metal Workers are employed. This number is expected
to decrease by 9 % over the next four years.
Etchers and Engravers
Hourly Wage 85 Currently
Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials. Includes such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers.
85 Etchers and Engravers are employed. This number is expected
to decrease by 1.18 % over the next four years.
Advertising and Promotions Managers
Hourly Wage 227 Currently
Plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.
227 Advertising and Promotions Managers are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 6.17 % over the next four years.
Hourly Wage 685 Currently
Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.
685 Art Directors are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 6.28 % over the next four years.
Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.
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