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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

With more than 30,000 alumni, there’s always a Denisonian willing to offer advice or make connections. All you have to do is ask.  Our technology (powered by Protopia) uses AI to find the best experts to answer you. Ask your question about working in Visual, Written, and Performing Arts and related fields and get answers directly from alumni direct to your inbox!

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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LinkedIn Learning Courses

Working Professionally with Your Drone

Taught by Francis Torres
Drones have become the standard for aerial photography. In the past, photographers and videographers had to hire an airplane or…

Photoshop: AI Neural Filters for Creative Edits

Taught by Nigel French
In this course, Nigel French—a graphic designer, author, artist, and trainer—offers expert advice on how your creative edits can benefit…

Premiere Pro 2020 Essential Training

Taught by Ashley Kennedy
Video is a personal, powerful, and dynamic artform. For transforming raw footage into impactful stories, filmmakers and editors look to…

20 Rules for Visual Communication

Taught by Amy Balliett
How can you communicate information more visually? Instructor Amy Balliett has you covered. In this course, she introduces you to…

Blender 2.91 Essential Training

Taught by David Andrade
Blender is a powerful open-source solution for 2D and 3D modeling, animation, compositing, and post-production. In this course, get a…

Graphic Design Foundations: Layout and Composition

Taught by Sean Adams
Layout and composition are the building blocks of graphic design. A strong composition will attract attention, clarify understanding, and engage…

Stepping Up Your Webcam Video Presence

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

Introduction to Graphic Design: Concepts

Taught by Tony Harmer
Graphic design is a complex art that involves many different skills and tools. In this course, instructor Tony Harmer covers…

Introduction to Graphic Design: Illustrator

Taught by Tony Harmer
Design is complex art that involves many different skills and tools. In this course, instructor Tony Harmer uses the process…

Power BI Data Visualization and Dashboard Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Taught by Emma Saunders
Power BI is a software that lets users visualize and report data flexibly and share it in a number of…

Create an Animated Character in Blender 2.9

Taught by Darrin Lile
If you’ve ever wanted to create your own 3D animated character, this course is for you. Using open-source software—Blender and…

Visual Storytelling in PowerPoint

Taught by Jole Simmons
Are you ready to take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level, but don’t know where to begin? The cure…

Animating in Historical Styles

Taught by Dermot O' Connor
Do you create 2D animation or study classic animation styles? In this course, instructor Dermot O’Connor gives professional insights on…

Creativity at Work: A Short Course from Seth Godin

Taught by Seth Godin
You are a creative person. Despite what your inner critic may have told you, you absolutely can solve complex business…

2D Animation: Tips and Tricks

Taught by Dermot O' Connor
One way to learn animation is an all-in-one course, the kind you can find here in our library. The other…

Thinking Creatively

Taught by Drew Boyd
While we often think of creativity as an inherent trait, anyone—whether they’re an artist or an actuary—can learn how to…

Learning Brainstorming

Taught by Stefan Mumaw
While the concept of group ideation isn’t a modern idea, the term “brainstorming” wasn’t communicated as a formal creative process…

Figure Drawing: The Portrait

Taught by Amy Wynne
Artists have been drawing the portrait for centuries. One of the best ways to practice drawing the head and features…

Creating Illustrative Design

Taught by Von Glitschka
Illustrative design involves using an illustrative approach, such as a new brand identity or icon, to solve a design problem.…

Illustrator 2022 Essential Training

Taught by Tony Harmer
Adobe Illustrator can be used to accomplish a broad array of design tasks, from the creation of intricate logos to…

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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