Art, Drama and Music Teachers

Art, Drama and Music Teachers

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Art, Drama and Music Teachers

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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.

Working conditions


  1. Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques.
  2. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, performances, projects, assignments, and papers.
  3. Prepare students for performances, exams, or assessments.
  4. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  5. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as acting techniques, fundamentals of music, and art history.
  6. Prepare course materials, homework assignments, and handouts.
    7.Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  7. Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  8. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  9. Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  10. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  11. Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and performance pieces.
  12. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  13. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  14. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  15. Display students’ work in schools, galleries, and exhibitions.
  16. Keep students informed of community events, such as plays and concerts.
  17. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  18. Act as advisers to student organizations.
  19. Organize performance groups and direct their rehearsals.
  20. Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  21. Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
  22. Maintain or repair studio facilities.
  23. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
  24. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  25. Participate in campus and community events.

Top Skills

  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Instructing.
  • Writing.
  • Speaking .
  • Active Listening.
  • Critical Thinking.
  • Persuasion.
  • Learning Strategies.
  • Monitoring.
  • Judgment and Decision Making.
  • Complex Problem Solving.
  • Service Orientation.
  • Social Perceptiveness.
  • Time Management.
  • Coordination.
  • System Analysis.


Fine Arts, Music Education Division.

Average Salary‚Äč

7270/ Month

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