Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+8.8% (as fast as the average)


What Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Art Professor, Music Professor, Professor, Theater Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Assistant Professor of Piano ,

Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis

Most of my days are spent in the classroom teaching my students various aspects of piano and helping them perfect their skills. I also perform at various events, give lectures on various topics, and advocate for causes I believe in.

Choreographer & Dance Lecturer ,

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

I start a teaching day by reviewing the material I'm covering in class. I always take a few minutes before class to get in the right mindset—I want to engage and inspire my students to think differently through their bodies. While I'm actually teaching time flies! I usually stick around after class to answer questions and chat with my students. If I'm working on a choreography project, I prepare accordingly and if it's a commercial job I usually have meetings prior to being on set for a shoot.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, performances, projects, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare students for performances, exams, or assessments.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as acting techniques, fundamentals of music, and art history.

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