Arts, Media, and Entertainment Industry Sector


The Arts Media and Entertainment (AME) industry sector of the Career Technical Education (CTE) was established by the California Department of Education (CDE) to support students who are interested in careers in the creative industry.  AME pathways which allow students to focus on a particular art form, include standards-aligned intermediate and advanced level coursework in one of the following areas:

  • Design, Visual and Media Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Production and Managerial Arts
  • Game Design and Integration

For more information about CTE AME programs and services visit the California Department of Education’s Arts, Media, and Entertainment Industry Sector web page

CTE AME Standards

The Model Curriculum Standards for Arts, Media and Entertainment were adopted in 2013. According to CDE, AME instructional programs “can be aligned with the 2019 California Arts Standards and submitted to satisfy A–G (F) requirements for university admission”.


The California Arts Media and Entertainment Schools Coalition web page includes information about AME workforce training programs, professional learning opportunities, statewide industry partners, and events and opportunities for educators and students.