What job in the arts and media arts field makes alot of money?

//What job in the arts and media arts field makes alot of money?

What job in the arts and media arts field makes alot of money?

Question by Alisha: What job in the arts and media arts field makes alot of money?
I’m into art, photography, and media art. Stuff like that. I hear most art jobs don’t make anything is there any jobs in those fields that will make good money?

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Answer by Skix
I’m there, and with a 4-year degree. In my opinion and experience, no.

But wait, there’s more!

You can teach art or photography and get a decent retirement. You might be extremely talented and shoot weddings or portraits at $ 300 per hour and get a great following of fans and repeat customers.

You could get a gig as the Smithsonian curator…in my opinion, arts and media is for people that love arts and media (you could do worse, believe me) but you’ll do it for your art, not for money.

Curious to see what others answer.

P.S. If you’re already an arts or media person, you’re hooked. Do what you love to do. From what I understand, people prefer to love their jobs and are happier when they do that than when they make a lot of money doing what they hate on a day-tot-day basis. Other comments?

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By | 2013-02-13T19:23:41+00:00 February 13th, 2013|Gigs Media|2 Comments

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  1. Jay February 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I have a cousin by marriage who did work for Playboy magazine.
    What Playboy did was send him a story line, and he had to come up with a painting or drawing to represent the story. but the kicker was that he was not the only one who got the story line , other artist’s also got the story line . So it was more or less a contest and the best drawing or painting won the job. And if they choose yours you got paid well for it but if they did not choose yours it was all done in vain. You got nothing for all your time. The art world is very competitive and the best man or woman wins and the looser gets zilch- O- nothing. My cousin is an illustrator, and he loves his work and is exceptional at it. But does not always win the prize $ Like I said before very competitive.

  2. Lola February 13, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    If you receive any advice, can you possibly help me? I have the same question, but I want to be a calligraphist instead. If you find anything out, can you just answer my question below?
    Thanks!

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