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Arts

The Arts Area of Interest is for students who wish to become educated and responsible contributors in a rapidly changing global arts community. The faculty and staff are committed to supporting arts education for transfer, economic development, and life-long employment in an accessible and challenging environment. We meet the needs of those wishing to create, consume, document, or analyze the arts.

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Programs

Degrees

High Unit Certificates

(18 units or more)

Low Unit Certificates

(18 units or less)
Notes:
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AA Associate of Arts Degree
AS Associate of Science Degree
CC Career Certificate
COA Certificate of Achievement
COSP Certificate of Skill Proficiency

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Martha De La Mora
Counselor
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Irene Vu
Counselor
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Abby Balcom
Arts Clerk
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Amy Doyo
Success Coach
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Wendy Gonzalez
Arts Secretary
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Brian Young
Librarian
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Dr. Grant Linsell
Dean of Arts and Cultural Programs

Career Outlook

Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Median Salary:
$57,214.76
Annual Job Opening:
4,468
Typical Education Level:
a Bachelor's degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Bachelor's degree
62%
An Associate degree
15%
A certificate
8%

Create special effects or animations using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Median Salary:
$77,764.23
Annual Job Opening:
2,248
Typical Education Level:
a Bachelor's degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Bachelor's degree
53%
Some college
40%
A high school diploma or less
6%

Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical artists or groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs; or create original works of music.

Median Salary:
$51,780.84
Annual Job Opening:
834
Typical Education Level:
a Doctoral degree or more
Top Entry-level Education:
A Doctoral degree or more
37%
A Bachelor's degree
32%
A Master's or Professional degree
23%

Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

Median Salary:
$60,405.99
Annual Job Opening:
3,184
Typical Education Level:
a high school diploma or less
Top Entry-level Education:
A high school diploma or less
32%
A Bachelor's degree
29%
Some college
26%

Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects. May use lighting equipment to enhance a subject's appearance. May use editing software to produce finished images and prints. Includes commercial and industrial photographers, scientific photographers, and photojournalists.

Median Salary:
$54,670.85
Annual Job Opening:
3,808
Typical Education Level:
a high school diploma or less
Top Entry-level Education:
A high school diploma or less
27%
Some college
27%
A Bachelor's degree
18%
Source: Emsi Data.

Resources

  • Teacher Preparation Pathways Website
    This informational website is designed for Rio Hondo College students from all majors who are interested in pursuing teaching K-12 careers in California or abroad.

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Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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