Arts & Communication

Vista Peak 3D Design CourseThe Arts & Communication Academic and Career Pathway fosters artistic and communication skills that are in high demand. Artists with specialized skills are now considered highly desirable in the job market and college admissions. The Arts & Communication Pathway prepares students for careers and college in the field of design or communication.

APS has partnered with higher education institutions to offer classes in specialized fields in this industry, such as graphic or visual design. Soon, APS schools will develop additional specialties within this pathway, such as performing arts.

Why Arts & Communication?

Effective communication is essential to success in any career. Writing, working with a team and communicating new ideas is a requirement of most jobs, and artistic vision is a desirable skill in just about every field. Businesses and corporations around the world recognize the valuable assets that artists and visionaries bring to the table.

The Arts & Communication Pathway not only teaches general skills that students can use throughout their lives, but it also teaches specialized skills in design software, editorial software and foreign languages. Students in this pathway are encouraged to go on to college where they might major in English, Journalism, Communications, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, Art, Drama, Music or a foreign language.

Arts & Communication Careers

An APS student interns at Zeiler Pennock Architects



Students who wish to pursue the arts or communication fields have an abundance of career options to choose from. Examples of arts and communication careers include, but are not limited to:

  • Graphic Designer
  • 3D Animator
  • Game Designer
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • News Anchor
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Musician
  • Dancer
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Creative Director
  • Teacher
Which Schools Offer Arts & Communication?

Students at the following schools have the opportunity to participate in the Arts & Communication Pathway. Within the next few years, other schools will offer this pathway as well.





Did you know?

Artists currently outnumber medical doctors, lawyers and farmers in the workforce. In the United States, there are currently almost two million artists employed.

Is Arts and Communication for Me?

Students interested in arts and communication should consider the following before making a decision:

  • Do you like to use your creativity?
  • Are you talented in the areas of writing, speaking, performing, languages and/or design?
  • Are you a visionary?
  • Do you like to work in groups or with a team?
  • If someone asked, could you explain to them why you want to study arts and communication?

If you answered yes to many of the questions above, arts and communication may be the pathway for you!