Top 5 job careers in 2019

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Just because you’re an artist doesn’t mean you have to starve.

In fact, there are plenty of high-paying jobs that will reward your creativity – art and design schools will help turn your natural talents into a satisfying career

Schools like the Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver offer a variety of courses that will hone your skills in website design, architecture, and entertainment media just to name a few programs. 

If you’re a left-brain person wondering what career options are available for creative types in Calgary, rest assured there are plenty. 

Here are five of the best creative careers in 2019 that are just a VCAD diploma away. 

1. Web developers

You could earn around $70,000 a year as a web developer. This is a hot career right now since almost every business in the world needs a website to effectively function in a global marketplace. If you love design and enjoy technical challenges, then check out VCAD’s Graphic Design program, available at the college’s Calgary campus and Vancouver location. 

2. Multimedia artists and animators

Earn over $70,000 creating two- and three-dimensional models, moving images, and visual effects for TV, film and video games. In VCAD’s 3D computer animation program in Calgary, you’ll learn from industry-experienced instructors and gain the skills to bring your ideas to life using state-of-the-art design software and your own imagination. 

3. Fashion designers

If you have a knack for creating unique fashions, footwear or other accessories then check out VCAD’s Fashion Design with Specialization in Marketing program. In this program, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the practical and technical skills involved in pattern making, garment construction, and apparel production as well as focus on marketing, business, and fashion show production. By the end of the program, you will have a professional portfolio that could get your foot in the door of a well-paying career. On average, fashion designers earn up to $75,000. 

4. Architects

Architects plan and design houses, factories, office buildings, and other structures. If you like to doodle and draw, you could easily earn up to $80,000 a year or more when you add on a few more skills. VCAD’s Architecture Design and Technology program will teach you about the technical side of architectural design including construction details, modeling and rendering, and much more. This program is available at VCAD’s Calgary and Vancouver campuses

5. Industrial designers

Industrial designers can earn over $65,000 a year making products that people use every day, such as cars and children’s toys. To be successful in this career you need to combine art, business and engineering skills all of which can be developed at VCAD’s Architecture Design and Technology program.

VCAD’s Applied Arts curriculum has been developed to ensure that all graduates are successful in meeting the employment requirements of the fashion, graphic design, video games, visual effects, and interior design industries. The college’s Calgary campus features state-of-the-art learning labs that will provide you with a creative, intimate, and friendly learning environment to develop your skills and stay focused on your dream job.