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Title: The Visual Arts Industry


1
The Visual Arts Industry
  • Phyllis M. Montuori
  • L.A. Wilson Tech
  • WBL Coordinator

2
Career Overview
  • A Visual Artist paints, draws, prints, engraves,
    works with glass, videotapes, films, photographs,
    works with computers.
  • A Visual Artist transforms raw materials into
    art.
  • Your work becomes part of a process that
    creates, inspires, or provokes.

3
A Career In The Visual Arts is…
  • a hard road to success, but worth the effort
  • requires an inspiration, a passion, or a calling
  • not something you stumble into it's an
  • irresistible force, it's in your blood.

4
Whats Required of You
  • Artistic eye
  • Ability to learn
  • Inner Drive
  • Persistence
  • Perseverance
  • Skill
  • Talent
  • Technologically Savvy
  • THE ABILITY TO USE YOUR BRAIN!
  • Work well with others

5
Expand Your Horizons… Check Out The Following
Industries
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Design Firms
  • Educational Institutions
  • Journalism
  • Publishing Companies
  • Photography
  • Production Services
  • Video

6
Careers in Visual Arts Departments or Subdivisions
  • Fine Arts - museums and galleries,
  • Art Forum - Film Making, Commercial Photography
  • Textile Designers
  • Installation Artists
  • Artists who work only with paper
  • Lithographers and Etchers
  • Glass Blowers
  • Mosaic Designers
  • Caricaturists (at parties and corporate
    functions)
  • Painter - holiday scenes on store windows or
    murals
  • Design careers

7
Consider a Teaching Career
  • One art insider says,
  • "If you want to be an artist, teach."
  • Showing others how to focus their talents can
    help you focus yours.

8
Careers in the Art Forum
  • Film Maker
  • Broad range of disciplines, from directing to
    cinematography, camera operation to production
    and design
  • Basic level, a film director does all the
    work of making a film - finds or writes a script,
    scouts for locations, casts actors, secures
    funding, buys film or videotape and a camera, and
    films or tapes the movie himself or herself


9
Careers in Commercial Photography
  • Foreign Correspondents
  • Freelance Photographers
  • Newspaper Shooters
  • Staff photographers at fashion magazines
  • Still photographers on movie sets.
  • A photographer may start out by working as an
    assistant to another photographer in his or her
    chosen area of specialty. Photography is one of
    the more technical arts. Apprenticing is a great
    way to learn the fundamentals of the
    disciplinelighting, lenses, composition, and
    film.

10
Financial Compensation or SHOW ME THE MONEY
  • Average compensation range for salaried workers
  • Painter/Sculptor/Illustrator
  • 16,900 to 73,560
  • Multimedia Artist/Animator
  • 25,830 to 85,160
  • Photographer
  • 14,640 to 49,920
  • Filmmaker/Director
  • 23,300 to 119,760

11
Tips on Getting Hired
  • An accurate resume
  • Portfolio of recent work
  • Clean presentable appearance
  • List of references

12
Insider Tips
  • Compensation varies wildly - from just barely
    making-it to rolling in the dough.
  • Discipline and perseverance are vital.

13
Insider Tips
  • If you go down this road, you have to realize
    that more than a few artists never earn a penny
    from their work, most create their art while
    paying the bills with a real job, and only some
    artists strike it rich.

14
High School Courses That Would be Beneficial
  • Advertising Art
  • Business Management
  • Computers
  • Drawing
  • Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Photography
  • Video Production

15
Job Titles to Explore
  • Advertising Designer
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Graphic Artist
  • Photographer
  • Photographic Assistant
  • Sales
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Engineer
  • Videographer
  • Video Editor

16
2 Year Colleges
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • http//www.fitnyc.suny.edu/
  • Photography - Associate Degree Program
  • Nassau Community College
  • http//www.ncc.edu/
  • Photography - Associates Degree Program
  • Suffolk Community College http//www.sunysuff
    olk.edu/Web/West/CommArts/
  • photocurriculum.html
  • Photography - Associate Degree Program

17
4 Year Colleges
  • Five Towns College
  • http//www.ftc.edu/admissions
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • http//www.nyit.edu/
  • Pratt Institute
  • http//www.pratt.edu/
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • http//www.rit.edu/
  • School of Visual Arts
  • http//www.schoolof visualarts.edu/

18
Local Employers
19
For Further Information - Consult Your Guidance
Counselor or
  • Please feel free to contact me
  • Phyllis M. Montuori
  • Photography Instructor
  • pmontuor_at_wsboces.org
  • L.A. Wilson Tech
  • 17 Westminster Avenue
  • Dix Hills, NY 11746
  • (631) 667-6000 Ext 369
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