The Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry sector is big business in California. This dynamic sector is relevant statewide, with most of the major employers concentrated in the southern part of the state. It offers jobs that require a vast range of creative and technical knowledge and skills. Employment will increase from about 773,100 jobs in 2014 to about 789,700 jobs in 2024.

Flexibility and adaptability to a rapidly changing professional landscape are key elements to an individual’s ultimate success in a career in arts, media, and entertainment. Consequently, most of the professions found in this sector require students to become familiar with information and skills across several different academic disciplines and career pathways as well as within their primary pathway.