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 Callisto.
Career Center Collection - Career guides, directories, and other publications related to these career fields. Available in the Career Center.
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.
SoYouWanna Get a Job in TV News? - Get the scoop on internships and how to land a job in TV news whether it’s in front of the camera or behind.
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.
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.
McCoy's Guide to Theatre and Performance Studies - Offers useful tools, information, and resource lists on topics such as acting, stagecraft and technical theatre, arts management, and more. The guide also presents good tips on research materials and ways of connecting to other theatre enthusiasts through a select list of listservs and newsgroups.
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:
- Cal Students at Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
- SUPERB - ASUC Student Union Program Entertainment & Recreation Board
Other Student Organizations - List of UC Berkeley student organizations registered with Campus Life and Leadership.
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
- Northern California 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:
- ASAE Gateway to Associations Directory - Search a database of over 6500 links to professional associations.
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 - 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.