Arts | Media | Design

Do you desire to be innovative, creative, and impact popular culture in your career? Is flexibility, originality, and collaboration something you value in a work environment? Creative opportunities can be found in every sector, nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Check out the Arts, Media, + Design Career Community for assistance in pursuing a career in the creative economy!

arts, media, & design week

November 9 - 13
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Associations & Organizations

Jobs & Internship Sites

News & Notes

  • Internships/work experiences are essential in finding full-time employment in artistic fields as well as building your portfolio to showcase to potential employers.
  • Consider tailoring artistic portfolios to the specific employer brands/aesthetics. Would your designs complement their brand? Do your research!

Associations & Organizations

Jobs & Internship Sites

News & Notes

  • Find volunteer/career opportunities on museum, association, and organization websites. Many full-time employees begin as volunteers.
  • Connecting with professionals in this career is key – most people get their first arts position through a contact.

Associations & Organizations

Jobs & Internship Sites

News & Notes

  • There is heavy competition in these careers since the number of job openings is declining.
  • Get Experience! It is vital that students have an internship in a journalism or broadcasting field as well as a college degree to be competitive.

Associations & Organizations

​Jobs & Internship Sites

News & Notes

  • These careers are based mainly on skill and networking with professionals in the field.
  • Research creative credits on IMBD to find professionals with whom to connect.

Associations & Organizations

Jobs & Internship Sites

News & Notes

  • Don’t rely solely on applying to internships and jobs online
  • Network, network, network! 70% of jobs in these industries are found by knowing someone.

Associations & Organizations

​Jobs & Internship Sites

News & Notes

  • Having skills in art, design, digital design, and computer science is very helpful in these industries.College degrees can be flexible in these careers.
  • Employers hire talented people who have skill and desire to develop that skill within the organization.

 

Sample of jobs Reported through First Destination Survey
Organization Job Title Student Major
Atlantic Coast Conference CRM Database Coordinator Management
Tattoo Projects Art Director Marketing
Walt Disney Company Senior Database Engineer Computer Science
Live Nation Worldwide Senior Data Scientist Data Science & Business Analytics
Charlotte Hornets Guest Relations Advisor Environmental Studies
Townsquare Interactive Business Development Representative Exercise Science
Amenti Entertainment Businss Analyst Management
IHeartMedia Promotion Events Assistant Marketing
Moonlight Creative Group Graphic Designer Art (BFA)
Walter Printing Co Machine Operator English
Wray Ward Graphic Designer Art (BFA)
Charlotte Ballet Content Marketing Specialist Marketing

For more details about the First Destination Survey, please check out https://firstdestination.uncc.edu.