Fabulous Careers in Art & Design
A WebQuest for Grade 9-12 (Art/Design)
Where can a study of visual arts take you in life? Is art just a pleasant break from academics and SAT prep? Or is there more to it? Let's find out...
Here's the scenario: You are a mighty Senior about to graduate from high school and have been accepted to all of the hot art schools. This is exciting, but you are still unsure about what the options are and what area to study.
To help you make a decision, check out the impressive list here: http://www.theartcareerproject.com/art-as-a-career/
Visual Arts Career Guide - big list but some links broken. Use the career name for a yahoo search
You are to explore the various careers in Art that would interest you for future employment. Select 3 art careers from the list provided and research them to determine what art career might interest you. Prepare to interview someone working in some aspect of art and design to find out first hand what their field is really like. The findings of your selections and your audio interview will be posted on the blog site for this class.
You were recently invited to become a user on my class blog. Please respond to the email. You will post your work on the blog.
April 20- Career Reports finished and uploaded to wordpress blog https://teachersh.scis-his.net/studioart
The following procedures are necessary to complete the task.
1. Articulate your top 3 choices- that means, explain why you chose them.
Bullet list the job title, projected salary, education needed for all three.
2. Select the career of your choice to investigate in more depth. Depth means you have spent more time reading about this career. You have gathered three images to share, labeled with appropriate information, and you have developed interview questions based on your research. You use the school research engine Questia. You must use this for at least one source. You must have 3 sources cited.
3. Use the following guidelines to gather information about your career.
4. Contact an artist in the career field you wish to explore further and conduct a short interview with them about their career path and the work they currently do. (Think about arts professionals who might be parents at SCIS.) Use a laptop, cellphone or other digital recorder, record the interview and include an edited version on your blog.
Recording guidelines can be found here: http://artreverb.com/webquests/interview.htm
5. Comment on 3 of your classmates' Edmodo reports.
Listen to an interview with cartoonist Charles Schulz on BBC
Peanuts creator Charles Schulz talks about inspiration.
Read an interview with Amy Winfrey of Making Fiends
Site Resources for the assignment
Blog for Art
Audacity for digital audio on Windows OS (Use GarageBand on Macbook)
Careers in Art & Design
If these are not working, go to Ms Peretta's room and use the vpn computers Or use Bing/Yahoo search.
Your work will be evaluated on these criteria:
You have successfully concluded the research needed to make your career choice in Art. Not only that, you have also learned a tremendous amount about what education is needed to become successful in your career choice.
For those of you who don't plan to pursue any career in the arts arena, what have you learned about the study of art as it relates to careers? How can you benefit by knowing basic information about careers in Art & Design?
Will you be more likely from now on to interview alumni and professionals about their experiences?
Credits & References
Careers in Art Webquest was my inspiration.
I used the BBC website for the Charles Schulz interview, Cold Hard Flash site for the Making Fiends image and PBS Art 21 blog for the image of architect Maya Lin.
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