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What does an Art Director do?

An Art Director oversees the visual representation of an organisation or the creative design elements of a particular project. You’ll collaborate with other designers to develop an overall vision and ensure all print and online material reflects this look. Your job may involve elements of visual arts, graphic design and aesthetic management. Art Directors work in a range of industries from film and television to print media and corporate business.

Being an Art Director requires a creative mind and strong attention to detail. You’ll spend a lot of time collaborating with colleagues and other designers so you’ll need to be good at working in a team. You’ll need good graphic design skills and be able to manage the overall creative vision of a company or project.

Art Director Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Art Director.

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How much does an Art Director earn?

In Australia, a full time Art Director generally earns $1,450 per week ($75,400 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Art Director?

Job opportunities for Art Directors have grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 55,700 people working in this industry in Australia compared to 49,800 five years ago. Art Directors generally find work in larger towns and cities.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Art Director?

Start your career as an Art Director by enrolling in a Diploma of Graphic Design. This qualification will explore various visual design techniques in range of mediums. You may decide to extend your skills with an Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design where you’ll gain more experience with topics such as design briefs and project work.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within arts and craft and graphic design. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.