Arts and Communications

Arts and Communications Careers

Art, Design, Fashion, Communications, Theatre, Music, Journalism

Are you good at:

  • Being creative and thinking out of the box
  • Drawing, singing or acting
  • Writing or telling a story
  • Looking at things differently
  • Managing your time
  • Taking constructive criticism

Then, Arts and Communications may be the perfect career for you.

  • 30% of U.S. economy is driven by creative jobs
  • $59,000/year in media & communications
  • Animation + Visual Effects jobs are in high demand
  • 30% of U.S. economy is driven by creative jobs
  • $59,000/year in media & communications
  • Animation + Visual Effects jobs are in high demand

Design. Music. Mass Communications. Writing. Film.

We’re the home of South by Southwest® (SXSW). So of course Texas has a thriving arts and communications industry.

Texas artistic roots run deep. From country and folk to Tejano and pop, Texas artists make the charts. Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Selena Gomez, Eva Longoria, Matthew McConaughey all call Texas home. And when it comes to the business of arts and communications, look no further to find some of the nation’s top advertising, creative and public relations agencies running campaigns for Dr. Pepper, Carnival Cruises, Home Depot, Southwest Airlines and Universal Parks & Resorts.

Across the state, you’ll find colleges and universities with recognized programs in communications, design, music and theatre. It’s all deep in the arts of Texas.

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High-Demand Arts and Communications Programs

Dallas College

Multimedia Technology

In the Multimedia Technology program, you’ll learn to combine technical skills, artistic expression and critical thinking by using the latest software and new media tools.

Commercial Music

Turn your love of music into a profitable career by developing musical and technical skills in the Commercial Music program.

Arts and Communications Additional Programs Include: Fashion Design, Digital Art and Design, Digital Media Technology, Video Technology, Visual Communications

Midwestern State University

Mass Communication

Get a broad background in all areas of mass communication while specializing in one of four minors. Our new $7 million state-of-the facility opened in 2017.

Graphic Design

Our graphic design program offers a variety of coursework covering print, publication, animation and web so students are equipped to enter the design industry.

Texas A&M University – Texarkana

Mass Communication

Learn about the distribution of news, art, entertainment and persuasive messages and where the public gets communications from Wall Street Journal to Instagram.

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

The BAAS offers pathways to computer technology, English, and more.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Mass Media & Journalism

Prepare for a career in news writing and reporting, media and management, public relations, film making, advertising, social media, online media, and more.

Visual Communication

Study how to apply the principles of advertising and design to prepare for a career in Art Direction, Design or New Media.

Texas Woman’s University

Fashion Design

Learn how to design and create merchandise for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in preparation for a career in apparel and accessory design or production.

Visual Arts

Engage in learning creative principles and making visual art to prepare for career in fine art, graphic design, commercial art, and more.

Arts and Communications Additional Programs Include: Graphic Design, Art History, Art Education, Music Theatre, Music Therapy

The University of North Texas at Dallas

Communication and Technology

Prepare for high-demand fields such as media, digital production, sports and entertainment broadcasting and promotion, and strategic communication.

Applied Arts and Sciences

Design your own degree based on the credits you’ve already earned including military experience, your interests, your experience and your career goals.

University of Texas at Arlington

Communications Technology

Prepares students to design and use the latest communication technology for the web, such as responsive/mobile-first web design, interface design, interactive multimedia creation, web applications and internet marketing.


Learn traditional writing and reporting along with the latest tools used in the industry like Twitter and other social media, data visualization skills, and photojournalism.

Arts and Communications Additional Programs Include: Advertising, Broadcasting, Communication Studies, and Public Relations

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