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Post-secondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher

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AVG. SALARY

$52,320

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EDUCATION

Doctoral degree

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JOB OUTLOOK

Stable

What They Do

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary Career Video

Teaches 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.

This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching/Training pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Explains and demonstrates artistic techniques.
  • Evaluates and grades students' class work, performances, projects, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepares students for performances, exams, or assessments.
  • Initiates, facilitates, and moderates classroom discussions.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as acting techniques, fundamentals of music, and art history.
  • Prepares course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Identifying color and seeing differences in color, including shades and brightness
  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Overtime work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Art History Professor
  • Art Instructor
  • Art Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Music Professor
  • Professor
  • Theatre Professor
  • Instructor
  • Music Instructor
  • Assistant Professor