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Career Field - Arts & Entertainment

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.

Information Lab Publications - Career guides, directories, and other publications related to this career field. Available in the Career Center.

Arts Administration / Education / Therapy

Art Instructor - Provides information about work, skills and educational requirements from

Arts Administrators - General information from

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.

Entertainment Careers - Includes information about types of studio jobs, as well as professional acting and becoming a film or TV "extra."

SoYouWanna Get a Job in TV News? - Get the scoop on internships and how to land a job in TV news whether itís in front of the camera or behind.

Writerís Store - Article on breaking into television writing.

Fashion / Textile Art - Offers links to job descriptions, hiring companies and related subjects including fashion history, costumes, shows and designers.

Buyer - Read a Princeton Review Career Profile. - 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.

Art Directors - Provides information about work activities, skills, preparation, wages, employment and outlook from ISEEK, a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education, Department of Employment and Economic Development, and other educational authorities.

Illustrators - Provides information on work, skills and educational requirements from

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.

Careers in Museums - Information from The Smithsonian Institution about a variety of museum careers.

"So You Want to Be an Archivist: An Overview of the Archives Profession" - Developed by the Society of American Archivists.

Performing Arts / Music

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.

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

Internship Listing Sites

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

This page contains links to websites not under the control of the University or the Career Center and we are not responsible for their contents. We'd like to hear your comments about these sites; feel free to contact us.

On the recommendation of our counseling staff, the Career Center lists job and career information sites that generally meet the following criteria: are of interest to Cal students, easily navigated, require no fee or registration prior to viewing, and (for job sites) list a significant number of entry-level positions in California. New sites may be submitted for consideration and are typically reviewed on an annual basis. Please indicate the page on our site where you think your link would be appropriate.

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