Visual, Written and Performing Arts

The Visual, Written, and Performing Arts Career Community focuses 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

Students Get EXPERIENCE w/ Praxis In the Arts!

From The Columbus Museum of Art to commercial photography in California to design experience for art magazines…. here’s what a few of your fellow Studio Art majors have experienced through internships- thanks to Praxis In The Arts!

Charlie Song, a current senior, worked for …

By Alexis Wilson
Alexis Wilson Career Coach and Community Lead, Visual, Written and Performing Arts
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WarnerMedia Virtual Career Conversations Week! December 6-10, 2021


WarnerMedia is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Virtual Career Conversations Week! It’s five days of amazing panels with leaders and decision makers across news, sports and entertainment. Whether you’re a student or seasoned professional, we’ve got you covered …

By Kati Bear
Kati Bear
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Learn about Internship Opportunities at Ohio History Connection

Join us Friday, December 3 from 9-4!  Transportation and lunch provided!  Register Today!

Join the Knowlton Center for Career Exploration on a trek to the Ohio History Connection in Columbus, Ohio to learn about internship opportunities and explore Ohio‘s

By Melanie Murphy
Melanie Murphy Director, Career Communities and Coaching
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Career Tips: Creating a Portfolio

So you’re thinking about getting into a career in marketing, advertising, or something similar? Great! There are a lot of awesome opportunities to launch a successful career in these areas.

If you think of yourself as a creative – someone who …

By David Snider
David Snider Assistant Director - Marketing, Sales, & Communication Career Community
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LinkedIn Learning Courses

InDesign: Designing Templates

Anne-Marie Concepción
An InDesign template is a beautiful thing. If you find yourself creating the same kind of document over and over…

Layout and Composition: Grids

Sean Adams
In this installment of Foundations of Layout and Composition, Sean Adams applies his patented illustrative teaching approach to grids: the…

Producing Professional Podcasts

Richard Harrington
When it comes to podcasting, there has been a resurgence in both interest and opportunity. Podcasting has become one of…


Tony Harmer
With HTML as the underpinning of every EPUB, CSS is the best and most flexible way to visually present your…

MASSIVE: Digital Synthesis

Evan Sutton
MASSIVE is Native Instruments’ flagship digital synth; musicians all over the world use it to create music in the studio…

Celebrating Photoshop: A 25th Anniversary Retrospective

LinkedIn Learning Instructors
For over two decades, Photoshop has been an essential part of the digital artist’s toolset. To celebrate its 25th anniversary,…

Story and Character Development for Animation

Nathan Stanton
Why do some animated films resonate with audiences and others don’t? The answer goes beyond the tools; it lies in…

Cinema 4D: Cloth Simulations for Motion Graphics

Alan Demafiles
A flexible and dynamic 3D cloth simulation is a commonly requested feature in modern motion graphics. Realistic cloth simulations that…

Adobe Draw for Illustration

Von Glitschka
Adobe Draw is made for illustration on the go—drawing anywhere inspiration strikes. Here Von Glitschka shares his favorite uses for…

Creating 360-Degree Panoramas and Interactive Tours

Ron Pepper
Learn how to shoot and develop stunning 360-degree panoramas and interactive virtual tours. Whether you’re shooting real estate or outdoor…

One-Minute Songwriting Tips

Cliff Goldmacher
What makes the songs you know and love so powerful? Is it the melody or the beat, the verse or…

Carol Wyatt: 2D Background Painting and Color

Carol Wyatt
Carol Wyatt is a background painter, color stylist, and color supervisor for animation. She’s responsible for creating the palettes and…

Writing Headlines

Starshine Roshell
To rise above the noise and capture your readers’ attention, you need candid and catchy headlines. There’s an art to…

Learning Pixelmator

Richard Harrington
If you’re up and running with Pixelmator, but want a more comprehensive look at its image enhancement and design tools,…

3D Content Creation for Virtual Reality

Craig Barr
Virtual reality is a booming industry. The technology for consumers and designers just keeps getting better. Learn how to take…

Final Cut Pro X Guru: Blending Mode Secrets

Jeff I. Greenberg
One of the great adjustment tools available in Final Cut Pro is its blending modes. Blending modes permit nuanced and…

What Video Camera Should I Buy?

Erik Naso
Video cameras have come a long way. They’re smaller, lighter, and shoot in higher resolutions—4K and beyond. Now more than…

Vocal Production Techniques: Editing and Mixing in Pro Tools

Scott Hirsch
Vocals are one of the most critical pieces of any song. No other instrument has as much power or influence.…

Premiere Pro Guru: LUTs and Look Files

Richard Harrington
Lookup tables (LUTs) and look files provide precise formulas for color correction. You can recover details, shadows, and highlights and…

DSLR Video Tips: Audio

Robbie Carman
Audio shouldn’t be an afterthought when it comes to video production. It’s “half the picture.” But many people who shoot…

Career Community Advisors

Career Community Advisors are Denison Alumni, Parents and or Faculty who provide advice and guidance to the Career Community Staff Team. These volunteers ensure we are helping connect you with the most accurate and helpful information on trends in the associated industry/function, employers of interest, and opportunities related to the general career community. In addition, check out our Career Launch Volunteers who wish to offer students support as you prepare for life after Denison!

Additional Support Resources

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

Guide to Writing and Editing 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 …

Vault Guide to Visual Arts 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 …

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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