CAREER
CLUSTER
BRIEF

COMMERCIAL AND FINE ARTS

CAREER AREA - ARTS AND HUMANITIES


Work Performed
Work activities in this group primarily involve the creative expression of ideas, feelings, and moods in artistic designs, objects, and arrangements. Fine arts typically involve creation and execution of such works as portraiture, sculpture, ceramics, mosaics, and murals which are produced for their own sake rather than for utilitarian consideration, and are generally characterized by the artist's freedom to choose media and technique. Commercial arts are characteristically concerned with the creation and reproduction of commercial and industrial designs involving adherence to technical requirements or functional limitations specified by the client or employer.

Worker Requirements
Aesthetic appreciation; creative imagination; artistic judgment concerning harmony of color and line; eye-hand coordination and finger and manual dexterity to paint or draw and to use hand tools when working with plaster, clay, stone, and other materials; perception of form and design; color discrimination to perceive differences in hue, shade, and value; and spatial aptitude to visualize and depict three-dimensional objects and arrangements on two-dimensional surfaces.


Sample Occupations


Sample Occupations

Cartoonist Animator
Fashion Artist Industrial Designer
Graphic Artist Furniture Designer
Illustrator Floral Designer
Painter Set Designer
Sculptor Fashion Designer

Related Clusters


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