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Arts, Communications, Media and Design Careers


Arts, Communications, Media and Design officers are the directors, conductors and public affairs officials who plan and direct all media associated with the Military. This includes everything from broadcast news programs to training videos, to public-facing press releases. These creative individuals are skilled at communicating ideas through words, images and music and use their abilities to communicate on behalf of the Services. This field potentially involves travel and performance at official events.

Possible Responsibilities

  • Plan activities to improve public relations
  • Assist with VIP tours of ships and bases
  • Schedule and conduct interviews and news conferences
  • Lead bands and choirs in performance
  • Supervise training and rehearsal of musicians
  • Direct actors and technical staff during filming
  • Plan and organize audiovisual projects

Helpful Attributes

Useful fields of study include journalism, communications, public relations and music. Helpful attributes include:

  • Ability to transform ideas into visual images
  • Interest in planning and directing the work of others
  • Appreciation of various types of music, including classical, pop, marches, etc.
  • Interest in news or current events

Training Provided

Classroom instruction, including hands-on training, is provided for Arts, Media, Communications and Design officers. Sample courses include:

  • Principles of Public Information and Community Relations
  • Band Administration and Management
  • Band Arranging and Conducting
  • Motion Picture and Television Production Management
  • Management of Military Broadcasting Facilities
Arts, Communications, Media and Design Careers.

Possible Military Job Titles

Related Civilian Jobs

  • Broadcast Director
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Corporate Communications Specialist
  • Musical Director

Related Career Fields

Arts, Communications, Media and Design – Enlisted
Business Administration and Operations – Officer

Related Resources

Defense Information School
Officer Commissioning Process
Officer Training
Service Academies and Military Colleges

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