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Fine Arts Pathway

Is This You?
  • Do you have artistic ability?
  • Do you have musical ability
  • Do you have the ability to work quickly and skillfully with your hands?
  • Are you creative and innovative?
  • Do you have the ability to work creatively with large groups of people?
  • Do you enjoy working creatively with a variety of media?
  • If you answer yes to most of these questions, the Fine Arts Pathway may be for you.

Fine Arts is a career area that can be pursued as a lifelong hobby as well as expanded into a professional activity. Workers in this group produce, direct, and perform in dramatic productions and similar forms of entertainment. Many create original works of art to express or interpret ideas or illustrate various written materials. People in this area also teach acting, choose performers for particular roles, and perform other "behind the scenes" work to make productions run smoothly. Others teach art, or appraise or restore paintings and other fine art objects.

Fine Arts Career Opportunities by Educational Level
Technical Training or 2-Year College
Actor/ActressBook Cover Designer
Interior DesignerLayout/Pasteup Artist
Library Assistant/TechnicianPackaging Designer
Private Music TeacherScreen Writer
Speech WriterTechnical Illustrator
Technical WriterTelevision Script Writer

4-year College & Beyond
AnimatorArt Educator
Commerical/Industrial DesignerCopywriter
Fashion DesignerFilm Maker
Floral Designer TeacherForeign Language Interpreter
Graphic DesignerIllustrator
JournalistLiterary Writer
Magazine EditorMuseum Curator
Music EducatorMusician
PlaywrightPrint Maker
ProducerPublic Relations Writer
PublisherRadio Producer
Screen Writer ScriptwriterSet Designer
Television ProducerTranslator
Word Processor

Credit Transfers
This plan serves only as a general guideline. It is important to remember that the receiving school has the right to determine whether or not credits will transfer. For specific information regarding transfer of credit, students should consult an academic counselor at the institution to which he or she wishes to transfer credit.
Pathways Certificate: Students earning 4 credits with a 2.0 average in Fine Arts electives listed in the following course clusters are eligible to receive a Career Tech Pathway certificate at graduation.

Grade 9 Course Cluster
Core Courses
Intro to Lit and Comp, English 9, or Intro to Lit and Comp (H)1Integrated Science or Biology1
Algebra I, Algebra Concepts & Applications, or Geometry (H)1Health 91/2
Physical Education I1/4US History or US History (H)1

Suggested Electives
2 1/4
Art IArt II Concert BandConcert Orchestra
Crafts and Ceramics IIntro to Film & Special Effects Production Philharmonic OrchestraSculpture and Ceramics II
Symphony OrchestraTheatre I Men's or Women's ChorusWorld Languages

Grade 10 Course Cluster
Core Courses
Survey of Lit and Comp, English 10, or Major American Writers (H)1Biology I, General Biology, or Chemistry I1
Plane Geometry, Geometry Concepts & Appl., or Algebra II (H)1US Government or US Government (H)1
Career & College Readiness or Career Exploration1/2Physical Education II1/4

Suggested Electives
2 1/4
Art III Drawing and PaintingArt Photo I and II Culinary FundamentalsDigital Design Basics
Film Production Level IIGlobal Foods Interior DesignSculpture and Ceramics II
Symphonic BandSymphonic Chorale Textile Deign & ConstructionTheatre II
Wind SymphonyAny listed grade 9 elective not taken

Grade 11 Course Cluster
Core Courses
US Lit and Comp, English 11, or AP English Language and Comp1 Physics I, Chem I, Material Science, AP Biology II, or AP Chem II1
Algebra II, Algebra IIA, Algebra II/Pre-calc (H) block, or Pre-calc (H)1 Social Studies Elective1/2

Suggested Electives
3 1/2
Aerie Literary MagazineAP 3D Design Ap Studio ArtComedy and Satire
Creative WritingDigital Design (2 yrs.) Guided Independent Study of LiteratureIB Visual Art
IB Music SLInteractive Media (2 yrs.) Advanced Drawing & PaintingMuse Machine
Art Photo IIIAny listed grade 9 or 10 elective not taken

Grade 12 Course Cluster
Core Courses
Lit Appreciation and Comp, English 12 or AP English Language and Comp1 Social Studies Elective1/2 or 1
Algebra II, Algebra IIB, Pre-calc, Calc I, I & II, or III1 or 2 World History1/2

Suggested Electives
5 1/2
Any listed grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 elective not taken