Creative and performing artists

This unit group includes producers, directors, choreographers and others who oversee and control the technical and artistic aspects of film, television, video game, radio, dance and theatre productions. They are employed by film production companies, radio and television stations, video game companies, broadcast departments, advertising companies, sound recording studios, record production companies and dance companies. They may also be self-employed.

        • art director – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
        • artistic director – motion picture
        • assistant director
        • assistant director – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
        • audiovisual (AV) producer
        • broadcasting director
        • broadcasting producer
        • broadcasting sports director
        • casting director
        • choreographer
        • cinematographer
        • cyber-choreographer
        • director – motion picture
        • director – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
        • director of photography
        • film director
        • film editor
        • film producer
        • filmmaker
        • floor director – performing arts
        • motion picture director
        • motion picture producer
        • motion picture production director
        • movie director
        • movie producer
        • multimedia audio producer
        • performing arts artistic director
        • producer – performing arts
        • producer-director
        • production designer – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
        • production director – motion picture
        • program director – broadcasting
        • radio director
        • radio producer
        • record producer
        • recording director
        • stage director – performing arts
        • stage producer
        • technical director – broadcasting
        • technical director – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
        • technical producer
        • technical producer – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
        • television director
        • television director-producer
        • television producer
        • VFX project manager
        • video director
        • video game art director
        • video game producer
        • video games project manager
        • video illustrator – multimedia work
        • video maker
        • video producer
        • visual effects producer
        • visual effects project manager
        • visual effects technical director – motion pictures

This unit group includes those who conduct bands and orchestras, compose musical works and arrange instrumental and vocal compositions. They are employed by symphony and chamber orchestras, bands, choirs, sound recording companies, and orchestras for ballet and opera performances, or they may be self-employed.

      • arranger
      • artistic director – music
      • author-composer-performer
      • band conductor
      • band director
      • bandmaster
      • chansonnier
      • choir director
      • choir leader
      • choirmaster
      • choral conductor
      • choral director
      • chorus master
      • composer
      • conductor
      • copyist – music
      • lyricist
      • maestro
      • motion picture musical director
      • music adapter
      • music arranger
      • music copyist
      • music director
      • music writer
      • musical director
      • orchestra artistic director
      • orchestral conductor
      • orchestrator
      • orchestrator-arranger
      • singer-songwriter-composer
      • songwriter
      • stage musical director
      • television musical director
      • writer-composer-performer
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This unit group includes musicians, singers and teachers of vocal and instrumental music. Musicians and singers perform with orchestras, choirs, opera companies and popular bands in establishments such as concert halls, lounges and theatres and in film, television and recording studios. Music teachers teach in conservatories, academies and private homes.

        • accompanist
        • accordion teacher – private, conservatory or studio lessons
        • alto
        • back-up musician
        • baritone
        • bass
        • bass drum teacher – private, conservatory or studio lessons
        • bass player
        • bassoon teacher – private, conservatory or studio lessons
        • blues singer
        • bugler
        • carillonneur
        • cellist
        • cello teacher – private, conservatory or studio lessons
        • chorister
        • church organist
        • concert singer
        • cornetist
        • drummer
        • flutist
        • folk singer
        • gospel singer
        • guitar player
        • harpist
        • horn player
        • horn teacher – private, conservatory or studio lessons
        • instrumental music teacher – private, conservatory or studio lessons
        • instrumental musician
        • instrumentalist
        • keyboardist
        • lied singer
        • mezzo-soprano
        • music teacher – musicians
        • music teacher – private, conservatory or studio lessons
        • musical interpreter
        • musician
        • opera singer
        • organ teacher – private, conservatory or studio lessons
        • organist
        • percussionist
        • pianist
        • piano teacher – private, conservatory or studio lessons
        • pop singer
        • recital singer
        • recording artist
        • rehearsal musician
        • rock singer
        • session musician
        • singer
        • soloist
        • soprano
        • street musician
        • tenor
        • trombonist
        • trumpeter
        • tuba player
        • viola teacher – private, conservatory or studio lessons
        • violin teacher – private, conservatory or studio lessons
        • violinist
        • vocal music teacher – private, conservatory or studio lessons
        • vocal soloist
        • vocalist
        • voice teacher – music
        • voice teacher – private, conservatory or studio lessons

This unit group includes dancers and dance teachers. Dancers are employed by ballet and dance companies, television and film productions and nightclubs and similar establishments. Dance teachers are employed by dance academies and dance schools

    • ballerina
    • ballet dancer
    • ballet master
    • ballet teacher
    • ballroom dancing teacher
    • baton twirling instructor
    • belly dancer
    • chorus dancer
    • classical dance instructor
    • classical dancer
    • dance instructor
    • dance notator
    • dance teacher
    • dancer
    • dancing instructor
    • folk dance teacher
    • folk dancer
    • folkloric dance teacher
    • folkloric dancer
    • group dance teacher
    • group dancer
    • interpretative dancer
    • interpretive dancer
    • line dance teacher
    • line dancer
    • performance movement teacher
    • tap dance teacher
    • tap dancer

Actors and comedians perform roles in motion picture, television, theatre and radio productions to entertain a variety of audiences. They are employed by motion picture, television, theatre and other production companies. This unit group includes acting teachers employed by private acting schools.

        • acting teacher – private or studio
        • actor/actress
        • comedian
        • comic
        • diction coach
        • drama actor
        • drama coach
        • drama teacher – private or studio
        • dramatic arts teacher – private or studio
        • dramatic reader
        • film dubber
        • humorist – performing arts
        • improviser
        • mime
        • movie actor
        • narrator
        • performing arts extra
        • reader – performing arts
        • standardized patient
        • stand-up comedian
        • story teller
        • straight man
        • voice coach
        • voice-over actor

Painters, sculptors and other visual artists create original paintings, drawings, sculptures, engravings and other artistic works. They are usually self-employed. This group also includes art instructors and teachers, who are usually employed by art schools.

    • animal art painter
    • animal art sculptor
    • art instructor
    • art instructor (except primary, secondary, post-secondary education)
    • art teacher (except primary, secondary and post-secondary education)
    • artist
    • artistic painter
    • artistic printmaker
    • charcoal artist
    • clay modeller
    • decorations painter – visual arts
    • etcher – visual arts
    • ice sculptor
    • ink sketcher
    • Inuit art sculptor
    • landscape painter
    • lithographic artist
    • maritime art painter
    • metal sculptor
    • monument sculptor
    • mural landscape artist
    • mural painter
    • oil painter
    • painter – visual arts
    • painting teacher
    • plastic arts artist
    • portrait painter
    • printmaker – visual arts
    • printmaking teacher
    • scenery painter
    • scenic painter – visual arts
    • sculptor
    • sculptor-modeller
    • sculpture teacher (except primary, secondary, post-secondary education)
    • sculpturing teacher (except primary, secondary, post-secondary education)
    • silhouette artist
    • silkscreen artist
    • video artist
    • visual arts artist
    • visual arts teacher (except primary, secondary, post-secondary education)
    • watercolourist
    • wood block artist
    • wood sculptor

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