Career Field - Arts & Entertainment

Career Information & Resources

Student & Professional Organizations
Internship Listing Sites
Job Listing Sites

Career Information & Resources

Career Profiles and Guides

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 Callisto.

Career Center Collection - Career guides, directories, and other publications related to these career fields. Available in the Career Center.

Arts Administration / Education / Therapy

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.

Broadcasting / Film / Video

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.

Fashion / Textile Art

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.

Fine Arts / Visual Arts / Graphic Design

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.

Multiple Fields

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.

Museums / Libraries

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.

Performing Arts / Music

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.

Student & Professional Organizations

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:

Other Student Organizations - List of UC Berkeley student organizations registered with Campus Life and Leadership.

Professional Organizations

A few of the major professional organizations include:

Arts Administration / Education / Therapy

Broadcasting / Film / Video

Fashion / Textile Art

Fine Arts / Visual Arts / Graphic Design

Museums / Libraries

Performing Arts / Music

To find other professional associations, go to:

Internship Listing Sites

Internship Listing Sites - Websites, programs, and other resources for internships in this career area. For listings specifically for Cal students, visit Callisto - the official Career Center job and internship listing site.

Job Listing Sites

Job Listing Sites - Websites specializing in job listings for this particular career field. For listings specifically for Cal students, visit Callisto - the official Career Center job and internship listing site.

 

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