Careers and Pathways in the Arts

The Arts is a significant employment area in the Australian economy. The College takes great pride in having assisted hundreds of alumni to establish successful careers in the Arts industries. These alumni also provide an invaluable resource, together with dedicated specialist careers advisors, in guiding current students into appropriate and viable employment pathways.

About Careers and Pathways in the Arts at NCAT

Alumni

Dimitri Kalagas Freelance Creative and Art Director NCAT Folio Preparation \ Folio Preparation \ Design graduate Dimitri’s freelance career as Creative and Art Director has attracted a list of globally recognised clientele, including Adidas, Universal Music, Cadbury Schweppes, Austereo and Jim Beam. http://ncat.vic.edu.au/alumni/dimitri-kalagas Jolet Ucchino Fashion designer NCAT Folio Preparation \ Folio Preparation \ Design graduate Jolet’s self-titled fashion label attracted international acclaim at the 2012 Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival; her unique designs are predicted to become “some of Australia’s most coveted.” http://ncat.vic.edu.au/alumni/jolet-ucchino

Careers in the Arts

The following are just some of the careers available in the Arts.

Design

JOBS DIRECTLY RELATED TO STUDYING DESIGN Fashion Design Fashion Merchandising Communication Design Graphic Design Advertising Interior Design Interior Decorator Interior Architect Web Design Animation Multimedia Development Concept Artist Set Design Costume Design Textile Design Landscape Architect Industrial design Furniture design Digital games Jewellery Urban designer Exhibition/Display Design Furniture Design Art Director Architect Visual Merchandising Industrial Design Product Design Illustration Photographer Book Designer JOBS WHERE A DESIGN QUALIFICATION MAY BE USEFUL Web Content Manager Copy Writer Marketing Sign writer Food Stylist Food Photographer Museum Conservator Art Gallery Conservator E-publicist Exhibition Journalist

Visual Arts

JOBS DIRECTLY RELATED TO STUDYING VISUAL ARTS Visual Artist Fine Artist Illustrator Sculptor Jeweller Ceramicist Printmaker Concept Artist Set Painter Portrait Painter Art Critic/Writer Art Lecturer JOBS WHERE A VISUAL ARTS QUALIFICATION MAY BE USEFUL Arts Administrator Exhibitions Curator Art Historian Events Manager Community Arts Project Officer Art supply Sales Artists Model Gallery Director Gallery Assistant Art Buyer Copy Writer Flower Arrangement Fashion Designer Art Teacher Art Therapist Tattoo Artist Cartoonist Makeup Artist Hair Stylist Glass Blower Mosaic Artist Art Curator Art Hanger Stonemason Art Historian Art Appraiser Art Conservator Museum Conservator Art Gallery Conservator Furniture Conservator Conservation Framer Framer Canvas Stretcher Photographer Sign writer Cake Decorator  

Music

JOBS DIRECTLY RELATED TO STUDYING MUSIC Music Performance Session Musician Performer Music Composer TVC (TV Ads) Radio Ads Song Writer Screen Composer Sound FX Producer Foley Artist Voice Over Artist Web Sites Video Games Sound Designer (Electronic Products, Public Spaces, etc) Music Education                                Classroom Music teacher                         Instrumental Music teacher                         Music teacher TAFE                         Music Lecturer at University   Sound Engineering/Technical Production                         Audio Engineer                         Producer                         Stage Producer JOBS WHERE A MUSIC QUALIFICATION MAY BE USEFUL Music Management Venues Events Artists Music Media Radio DJ Voice Over Voice Over Artist Music Journalist Music Photographer Music Video Producer Web Content Manager Copy Writer Marketing Music Publishing

Media

JOBS DIRECTLY RELATED TO STUDYING MEDIA  Production Assistants  Production runners  Arts administrator  Media teacher  Camera/sound operators (for a range of business like weddings, real estate etc)  Television production assistant   Radio presenter  Copywriter/ Copyeditors  Journalist JOBS WHERE A MEDIA QUALIFICATION MAY BE USEFUL Research and statistical work Working in IT Working in the electronic games industry Marketing manager Charities administrator Public relations

Dance

JOBS DIRECTLY RELATED TO STUDYING DANCE Dance Teacher Choreographer Professional Dancer JOBS WHERE A DANCE QUALIFICATION MAY BE USEFUL Dance Management Venues Events Artists Dance Media Radio DJ Voice Over Voice Over Artist DANCE Journalist DANCE Photographer DANCE Video Producer Web Content Manager Copy Writer Marketing

Drama

JOBS DIRECTLY RELATED TO STUDYING DRAMA  Arts administrator  Stage manager  Actor  Drama teacher  Drama Therapist  Television production assistant   Radio presenter JOBS WHERE A DRAMA QUALIFICATION MAY BE USEFUL  Youth & Community worker  Personnel manager  Social worker  Journalist  Marketing manager  Charities administrator