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Fine Arts: Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
- Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
- Time Management — Managing one's own time.
- Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
- Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs.
- Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
- Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
- Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
- Manual Dexterity — The ability to move, grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects effectively.
- Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
- Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements.
- Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
- Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
- Esthetics, cultural trends, and history of ideas
- Human behavior, motivation, and psychology
- Leadership and coordination of people and resources
- Management principles involved in strategic and project planning and resource allocation
- Media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods
- Performance and craft
- Structure and content of language
- Theory, techniques, tools, and principles required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, and drama
- Quantitative reasoning
1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development