Visual, Written and Performing Arts

The Visual, Written, and Performing Arts Career Community explores environments where individuals can imagine, innovate, and inspire a creative and artistic life.  Whether you are interested in becoming a performer, novelist, journalist, editor, designer, producer, filmmaker, or combining your creative skillset with another field, your innovative skills and experiences will allow you to build an exciting, often unconventional career path. This community will assist you with industry resources, career advice, networking opportunities, and workshops and events to help you explore career options in these areas, and launch into inspiring endeavors.


Careers in Visual, Written and Performing Arts include, but are not limited to:

Possible Pathways Include
Acting Animation Art History
Art Education Art Therapy Ceramic Arts
Composition Digital Arts Drama and Theatre
Dance Fashion Film and Tv
Graphic Design Interior Design Museum Curation
Novelist Screenwriting UI/UX Design

Connect with the Denison Alumni with experience in the Visual, Written and Performing Arts.  These Career Launch Volunteers are willing and ready to talk to you about a variety of career topics. Please note, if you do not have a Wisr account, you will need to make one!

Connect with Alumni on LinkedIn as well in Visual, Written, and Performing arts, and related fields.  If you need a reminder about how to utilize LinkedIn and Network with Confidence, click here!

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4 Career Lessons from Janelle Monáe

The multitalented singer, songwriter, actor, performer, producer, and activist Janelle Monáe has had a busy quarantine. In addition to fighting food insecurity amid the Covid-19 pandemic and starring in the second season of Amazon’s Homecoming, the eight-time Grammy-nominated artist was …

By Derek Loosvelt - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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12 High-Paying Jobs That’ll Let You Tap Into Your Creativity

When you’re a naturally creative individual, job searching can feel particularly challenging. It’s easy to feel like any job that isn’t obviously artistic will force you to either give up an important part of yourself or settle for a low …

By Carina Finn - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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From the Hill to the FBI as a Creative Writer

Hello!

My name is Anna Spears and I graduated from Denison in 2007 with my BA in creative writing. When I first started college, I wasn’t sure what was on the horizon for me. I toyed with going pre-law, and …

By Melanie Murphy
Melanie Murphy Director, Career Communities and Coaching
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Internship Spotlight: Parker Bailey

Name: Parker Bailey

Major: Global Commerce, Music Composition Minor

Class Year: 2023

Organization: Round Hill Music

Intern Title: A&R Intern

Describe your internship roles, responsibilities and significant contributions.

I was responsible for cataloguing Round Hill Artist’s music and pitching music to …

By Fiona Schultz
Fiona Schultz Peer Career Coach and Peer Fellow: Nonprofit, Education and Government Career Community
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Your Career in the Arts: Virtuoso Star Trumpeter comes to Denison!

Come join us for these two very special days with guest Byron Stripling. On Wednesday, September 7, Byron will share his journey through composing a life as an artist. The following night, Thursday, September 8, he will blow you away …

By Alexis Wilson
Alexis Wilson Career Coach and Community Lead, Visual, Written and Performing Arts
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LinkedIn Learning Courses

Stepping Up Your Webcam Video Presence

Ashley Kennedy
Nearly everyone has a webcam, but many people don’t put the effort into enhancing their webcam video presence. But with…

Carter Beauford: Under the Table and Drumming

Carter Beauford
Learn drumming from a world-class musician. Carter Beauford, world-famous drummer for the Dave Matthews Band, performs along with the rhythm…

Learning Canva

Marley Jaxx
Canva is an easy way—without any graphic design experience—to create professional graphics for social media, presentations, newsletters, business cards, brochures,…

Douglas Kirkland on Photography: A Photographer’s Eye

Douglas Kirkland
In the Douglas Kirkland on Photography series, well-known photographer Douglas Kirkland explores a variety of real-world photographic scenarios, sharing technical…

Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Editorial Assignment

Douglas Kirkland
In the Douglas Kirkland on Photography series, well-known photographer Douglas Kirkland explores a variety of real-world photographic scenarios, sharing technique…

Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Video

Scott Hirsch
In this course, professional audio engineer Scott Hirsch shows how to create an evocative sound mix for a film or…

Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form

Josh Harris
In this course, author Josh Harris shows how to create radio and club arrangements, and a radio edit of a…

Exploring Photography: Family and Group Portraiture

Natalie Fobes
In this course, Pulitzer finalist Natalie Fobes shows how to capture engaging portrait shots of couples, families, and other groups…

Element 3D Essential Training (2013)

Chad Perkins
Element 3D is a third-party plugin that allows actual 3D models to be created from scratch or exported to Adobe…

Travel Photography: Gear & Workflow

Ben Long
Shooting on the road, whether it’s on vacation or on assignment, introduces a variety of considerations for photographers of all…

Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Storytelling through Photography

Douglas Kirkland
“Everyone’s camera can tell a story,” says world-renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland. Follow along as he explores the process of shooting…

Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Production

Chad Perkins
Creating a Short Film is a 13-part training series that shows the actual struggles and challenges filmmakers have to overcome…

Learning Studio Lights and Flash Lighting

Erin Manning
Join photographer and The Whole Picture host Erin Manning as she demonstrates the essential techniques beginning photographers need to know…

After Effects Guru: Animating Logos

Ian Robinson
This episode of After Effects Guru combines the powers of Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator to help you make…

Creating a Short Film: 13 Marketing Your Film

Chad Perkins
Short films are often used to practice filmmaking skills inexpensively, get experience working with a cast and crew, showcase filmmaking…

Learning to use Studio Strobes

Abba Shapiro
In this course, Rich Harrington and Abba Shapiro give beginning photographers a brisk look at using strobe lights in a…

The Creative Spark: Von Glitschka, Illustrative Designer

Von Glitschka
Von Glitschka creates visual identities, characters, and logos for high-profile ad agencies and companies around the world. But he still…

Design the Web: Automating Web Graphics

Chris Converse
Learn to composite graphics in Adobe Photoshop using variables and a simple text file. This Design the Web installment shows…

Mixing an EDM Track

Dave Darlington
Producer Dave Darlington has already shown you how to achieve a signature sound with Waves plugins. Here he demonstrates his…

Sports Photography: Shooting a Soccer Action Photo

Kevin Steele
Soccer is one of the most popular international sports. Events like the World Cup keep every country glued to their…

Additional Support Resources

Creatively

Creatively is the job platform for creatives used by HBO, Tom Ford, Nickelodeon, SKIMS, and more than 2,000 other brands, to hire …

The Art Career Project

The Art Career Project is a creative community for makers, creators, and emerging artists. It’s their mission to help people …

Vault Guides

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Performing Arts Jobs

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Guide to Fashion and Apparel Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

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