Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC: 25-1121.00

Description:

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
120,700 employed

Projected (2024):
133,700 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Adjunct Art History Instructor
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct Instructor of Theater Appreciation
  • Adjunct Professor of Voice
  • Adjunct Professor Piano and Ear Training
  • Art Education Professor
  • Art Educator
  • Art History Professor
  • Art Instructor
  • Art Professor
  • Arts and Crafts Instructor
  • Arts and Crafts Teacher
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Art
  • Assistant Professor of Drama
  • Assistant Professor of Music
  • Assistant Professor of Theater
  • Assistant Professor of Theatre and Fine Arts
  • Assistant Professor of Theatre History and Dramaturgy
  • Assistant Professor Sculpture
  • Associate Music Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Art
  • Associate Professor of Art History
  • Associate Professor of Music
  • Associate Professor of Musicology
  • Associate Professor of Theatre
  • Associate Professor of Violin
  • Associate Theatre Professor
  • Ballet Professor
  • Ballet Teacher
  • Band Director
  • Band Teacher
  • Baton Teacher
  • Ceramics Instructor
  • Ceramics Teacher
  • Choir Director
  • Choir Teacher
  • Choral Teacher
  • College or University Faculty Member
  • College Professor
  • Computer Art Instructor
  • Dance Instructor
  • Dance Professor
  • Dancing Teacher
  • Department Chair
  • Digital Music Instructor
  • Director of Bands
  • Director of Dance
  • Director of Instrumental Music
  • Director of Music
  • Drama Professor
  • Dramatic Art Teacher
  • Dramatic Coach
  • Faculty Member
  • Fine Arts Instructor
  • Fine Arts Teacher
  • Graphic Design Professor
  • Guitar Teacher
  • Instructor
  • Makeup Artistry Instructor
  • Music Department Chair
  • Music Director
  • Music Education Adjunct Professor
  • Music Education Director
  • Music Educator
  • Music Instructor
  • Music Professor
  • Music Supervisor
  • Music Theory Professor
  • Music Theory Teacher
  • Musicologist
  • Orchestra Teacher
  • Organ Teacher
  • Percussion Teacher
  • Photography Instructor
  • Photography Professor
  • Photography Teacher
  • Piano Performance and Pedagogy Professor
  • Piano Professor
  • Piano Teacher
  • Professor
  • Professor of Art History
  • Professor of Fine Art
  • Professor of Graphic Design
  • Professor of Music
  • Professor of Theatre
  • Professor of Visual Arts
  • Scene and Lighting Design Lecturer
  • Sculpture Instructor
  • Singing Teacher
  • Sound Art Instructor
  • Speech and Drama Teacher
  • Stagecraft Professor
  • Stagecraft Teacher
  • String Studies Director
  • Strings Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Theater Teacher
  • Theatre Instructor
  • Theatre Professor
  • Three-Dimensional Art Instructor
  • Violin Teacher
  • Vocal Music Instructor
  • Vocal Teacher
  • Voice Professor
  • Voice Studies Director
  • Voice Teacher
  • Woodwinds Teacher


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, performances, projects, assignments, and papers.
  • Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques.
  • Prepare students for performances, exams, or assessments.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as acting techniques, fundamentals of music, and art history.
  • Organize performance groups and direct their rehearsals.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and performance pieces.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
  • Keep students informed of community events such as plays and concerts.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Display students' work in schools, galleries, and exhibitions.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Analog to digital audio converters
  • Artists' paint brushes
  • Audio recording equipment
  • Band saws
  • Beading tools
  • Belt sanders
  • Book presses
  • Burnout kilns
  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Clay firing kilns
  • Commercial sewing machines
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer inkjet printers
  • Computer laser printers
  • Computer numerical control CNC routers
  • Computer numerical control CNC vertical knee mills
  • Computer numerical control CNC vertical lathes
  • Computer projectors
  • Computerized synthesizers
  • Conference telephones
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital audio workstations
  • Digital calculators
  • Digital mixing consoles
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Drill presses
  • Electronic metronomes
  • Engraving equipment
  • Experimental hyperinstruments
  • Foot shears
  • Gas-fired kilns
  • General stage lighting
  • Handheld microphones
  • Hossfield metal benders
  • Hydraulic tubing benders
  • Infrared camera tracking systems
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Laminating equipment
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser cutting equipment
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Machine lathes
  • Magnetic finger brakes
  • Metal crucibles
  • Metal cutting band saws
  • Metal inert gas MIG welders
  • Microphone podiums
  • Model stands
  • Modeling material extruders
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Multitrack recording systems
  • Negative pressure spray booths
  • Opaque projectors
  • Oscilliating spindle sanders
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Oxygen torches
  • Paint booths
  • Paper cutters
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Plasma cutters
  • Platen presses
  • Pneumatic carving equipment
  • Portable air compressors
  • Poster printers
  • Power disc sanders
  • Printmaking presses
  • Projector screens
  • Pug mills
  • Reshaping hammers
  • Sandblasting guns
  • Scroll saws
  • Sheet metal brakes
  • Silkscreen machines
  • Slab rollers
  • Sliding compound miter saws
  • Sliding table saws
  • Slip rollers
  • Sound stage cameras
  • Spot welders
  • Stage spotlights
  • Student response systems
  • Surface grinding machines
  • Surround sound systems
  • Tablet computers
  • Tabletop presses
  • Television monitors
  • Tinsmithing anvils
  • Tinsmithing hammers
  • Tungsten inert gas TIG welders
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Vacuum casting equipment
  • Vendercook presses
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Webcams
  • Wireless microphones
  • Wood art easels
  • Wood lathes
  • Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • Apple DVD Studio Pro
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Autodesk Maya for Design Visualization
  • Autodesk MotionBuilder
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Cascading style sheets CSS
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Course management system software
  • Data entry software
  • Desire2Learn
  • DOC Cop
  • Email software
  • Faux Labs Splashup
  • Google Docs
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
  • Image scanning software
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • JavaScript
  • Komplete software
  • Learning management system LMS software
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • MySQL software
  • Next Limit Maxwell Render
  • PhoneGap
  • PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • Pixar RenderMan Studio
  • Propellerhead Software Reason
  • Pure Data PD
  • QuarkXpress
  • Red Giant Trapcode Particular
  • Sakai CLE
  • Sonic Studio software
  • The Foundry Nuke
  • The Pixel Farm PFTrack
  • Web browser software


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    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000