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With an Arts and Culture Specialist High Skills Major, students focus on a career path to match their skills and interests in this sector.  By making courses more relevant to students, kids get a better understanding of the Arts and Culture sector because they learn it in a real world environment.  Students learn on the job with employers through Co-op and Experiential Learning opportunities, as well as in school.  At graduation they receive a specially designated diploma.

An Arts and Culture SHSM may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

-  Entertainment Industry
    Power Technician
-  Gen Setter/Goldsmith

-  Native Clothing and Crafts Artisan
-  Painter and Decorator
​-  Patternmaker - Textile, Leather, and Fur Products


-  Actor or Comedian

-  Animator - Graphic Design
   and Illustration
-  Announcer and Other Broadcasters
-  Apparel Production Supervisor
-  Artisan or Craftsperson
-  Broadcast Technician
-  Film or Video Camera Operator
-  Graphic Arts Technician
-  Graphic Designer or
-  Interior Designer

-  Other Performers
-  Photographer
-  Technical Occupations Related
    to Museums and Art Galleries
-  Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other
    Creative Designers
-  Video Recording Technician


-  Author or Writer
-  Conductor, Composer, or Arranger
-  Conservator or Curator
-  Dancer
-  Painters, Sculptors, and
    Other Visual Artists
-  Producer, Director, Choreographer, 
    and Related Occupations
​ ​-  Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications


-  Camera, Platemaking, or Other
    Pre-Press Operations
-  Desktop Publishing Operator and
    Related Occupations
-  Entertainer
-  Graphic Artist or Illustrator
-  Musician or Singer
-  Photographic and Film Processor
-  Sign Maker
-  Textile Colourist
-  Weaver, Knitter, and Other Fabric-Making Occupations​ ​

An Arts and Culture SHSM will provide students with an assortment of the following TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS
specific to the Arts and Culture sector:

-  Customer Service
Elevating Work Platforms
-  Fall Protection
Framing and matting
-  Health and Safety
Instructor Certification
-  Lighting and Sound Equipment
-  Musical Instrument Repair

Proper Lifting and Carrying
Recording Equipment
Software: animation
Software: graphic arts
Software: photography
Stage Combat
Taping for Dance Performance
Technical Support
   (e.g., lighting, sound)
Training in an art form or technique
   (e.g., mime, tap dancing,


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