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

Communication Designer
Graphic Designer
Art Director
Advertising 
Interior Designer
Interior Decorator
Interior Architect
Web Designer
Animator
FX Designer
Experiential Designer
App Designer
Multimedia Developer
Concept Artist
Set Designer
Costume Designer
Fashion Designer
Fashion Merchandising
Textile Designer
Landscape Architect
Industrial designer
Digital Games Designer
Jewellery Designer
Urban Designer
Exhibition/Display Designer
Furniture Designer
Architect
Visual Merchandiser
Industrial Designer
Product Designer
Book Designer
JOBS WHERE A DESIGN QUALIFICATION MAY BE USEFUL

Web Content Manager
Copy Writer
Illustrator
Marketer
Sign writer
Food Stylist
Commercial Photographer
Food Photographer
Food Stylist
Fashion Stylist
Museum Conservator
Art Gallery Conservator
Art Curator
Gallery Curator
E-publicist
Exhibition Journalist

VISUAL ARTS

JOBS DIRECTLY RELATED TO STUDYING THE VISUAL ARTS

Visual Artist
Fine Artist
Illustrator
Sculptor
Jeweller
Ceramicist
Printmaker
Concept Artist
Site Specific Artist
Portrait Painter
Art Critic/Writer
Art Lecturer
Art Technician
Art Curator
Gallery Manager
Art Historian
Art Appraiser
Art Conservator
Museum Conservator
Art Gallery Conservator
Gallery Director
Gallery Assistant
Fine Art Photographer
Art Historian
Art Teacher
JOBS WHERE A VISUAL ARTS QUALIFICATION MAY BE USEFUL

Arts Administrator
Community Arts Administrator
Exhibitions Curator
Art Historian
Events Manager
Set Painter
Community Arts Project Officer
Local Arts Administrator
Art Supply Salesperson
Artists Model
Art Buyer
Copy Writer
Florist
Fashion Designer
Art Teacher
Art Therapist
Tattoo Artist
Cartoonist
Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist
Glass Blower
Mosaic Artist
Art Hanger
Stonemason
Furniture Conservator
Conservation Framer
Framer
Canvas Stretcher
Sign writer
Cake Decorator

MUSIC

JOBS DIRECTLY RELATED TO STUDYING MUSIC

Music Performer
Session Musician
Sound Producer
Creative Performer
Music Composer
Music Therapist
TVC (TV Ads)
Radio Voiceover
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
Venue Managemnet
Events Management
Permorming Arts
Visual Arts
Music Media
Radio DJ
Voice Over Recorder
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 - Weddings
Camera/sound operators - Realestate
Camera/sound operators - Sport Broadcasting
Camera/sound operators - web
Television production assistant 
Radio presenter
Copy Writer
Copy Editor
Journalist
JOBS WHERE A MEDIA QUALIFICATION MAY BE USEFUL

Arts Administration
Research and statistical work
Working in IT
Working in the electronic games industry
Marketing manager
Charities administrator
Public relations
Education
Film Director
Film Producer

DANCE

JOBS DIRECTLY RELATED TO STUDYING DANCE

Professional Dancer
Dance Teacher
Dance Choreographer
Assistant Choreographer
Dance Administrator
Sessional Dancer
Play Therapist
 
JOBS WHERE A DANCE QUALIFICATION MAY BE USEFUL

Dance Management
Venue Management
Event Management
Dance Media
Radio DJ
Voice Over Recording
Voice Over Artist
Dance Journalist
Dance Photographer
Dance Video Producer
Television Production
Web Production
Web Content Manager
Copy Writer
Marketing
Advertising

DRAMA

JOBS DIRECTLY RELATED TO STUDYING DRAMA

Actor
Arts Administrator
Stage Manager
Drama Teacher
Drama Therapist
Stage Director
Stage Producer
Film Director 
Film Producer
Performance Company Director
Television Production Assistant 
Radio Presenter
Television Presenter
Web Presenter
Play Therapist
JOBS WHERE A DRAMA QUALIFICATION MAY BE USEFUL

Community Worker
Personnel Manager
Social Worker
Journalist
Marketing Manager
Charities Administrator
Youth Worker
Mental Health Worker