Career Field - Arts & Entertainment
- Career Profiles and Guides
- Arts Administration / Education / Therapy
- Broadcasting / Film / Video
- Fashion / Textile Art
- Fine Arts / Visual Arts / Graphic Design
- Multiple Fields
- Museums / Libraries
- Performing Arts/Music
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information about career, salary, training and employment projections for many different career fields, including arts and entertainment.
- California Occupational Guides - Includes job descriptions, outlooks and wages, education, training, and related occupations.
- Vault Guides - Insider's information about careers in this area. Features include "Day in the Life" career profiles, employee reviews of careers and companies, and detailed information about key employers in the field. Available through Handshake.
- Art Instructor - Provides information about work, skills and educational requirements from SchoolsInTheUSA.com.
- Arts Administrators - General information from collegeboard.org.
- What is Art Therapy? - General information and an overview of the field.
- CareerPage/All About Broadcasting - From the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations. Provides information about types of jobs in broadcasting as well as job listings.
- How to Get Started in Film - From the Film Connection. Scroll down for articles on many different roles within the industry.
- Writer’s Store - Article on breaking into television writing.
- About.com - Offers links to descriptions of jobs in the fashion industry and related articles.
- Buyer - Read a Princeton Review Career Profile.
- Fashion-Schools.org - Has information on careers, salaries and schools.
- American Institute of Graphic Designers (AIGA) Survey of Design Salaries - Comprehensive annual survey of compensation data for the communication design profession in the U.S.
- Illustrators - Provides information on work, skills and educational requirements from SchoolsInTheUSA.com.
- Princeton Review - Read about a Day in the Life of an Art Dealer, Graphic Designer, or Digital Artist, as well as past and future trends, paying your dues, and quality of life for these professions.
- California Arts Council - State agency geared towards the development and support of arts in California. Offers grants and fellowships to individual artists, news, a calendar of events, links to California arts agencies and other organizations for the arts.
- American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works - Provides information on careers and academic training in the field of conservation.
- Art Libraries Society of North America - Presents information on events, resources, and jobs relating to arts information careers.
- "So You Want to Be an Archivist: An Overview of the Archives Profession" - Developed by the Society of American Archivists.
- Working at the Smithsonian - Information from The Smithsonian Institution about a variety of museum careers.
- Careers in Music from Berklee College of Music - Provides descriptions of hundreds of jobs in the music industry.
- Performing Arts Administrator - Read a Princeton Review career profile.
Participating in these groups can be a valuable avenue for learning about an occupation or field. They are an excellent resource for networking, and their websites often have information about careers.
Cal Student Organizations
Student organizations related to this field include:
- Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) Student Committee
- SUPERB - ASUC Student Union Program Entertainment & Recreation Board
Other Student Organizations - List of UC Berkeley student organizations registered with The LEAD Center
A few of the major professional organizations include:
Arts Administration / Education / Therapy
Broadcasting / Film / Video
- American Film Institute
- Bay Area STAR - Bay Area Society of Television, Advertising and Radio
- National Association of Broadcasters
- San Francisco Film Society
Fashion / Textile Art
Fine Arts / Visual Arts / Graphic Design
- American Institute of Graphic Arts
- American Society of Appraisers - Northern California Chapters
- Graphic Artists Guild
Museums / Libraries
Performing Arts / Music
- American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
- College Music Society
- Theatre Communications Group
To find other professional associations, go to:
- Directory of Associations - Search a database of over 35,000 professional associations.