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