Photographers, Graphic Arts Technicians and Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts

Photographers operate digital and 35 mm still cameras to photograph people, events, scenes, materials, products and other subjects. Film and video camera operators operate film and video cameras to collect video and film footage for movies and documentaries, record news and other live events for television and other video broadcasts. Graphics arts technicians produce and assemble artwork, photographs, lettering and other graphic art according to conceptual layouts and specifications and they make designs camera-ready prior to printing. Broadcast technicians monitor the quality of audio and video broadcasts of live and pre-recorded material and operate and monitor broadcast studio microwave and other transmission equipment to broadcast and receive signals. Audio recording technicians operate equipment to record, mix or edit sound and music for motion pictures, television and radio programs, videos, recordings and live events. Video recording technicians operate equipment to record videotape for motion pictures, television programs and other video recordings.


  • High school diploma.
  • Diploma from a college or technical school.
  • Undergraduate degree from a university may be required.
  • On-the-job training.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will have little change in employment levels in the future.

Job Prospects