You love to sing and act. Or you love to dance. Or you love to paint. But maybe a career in the spotlight isn’t for you. You want to incorporate education into your love of the arts; perhaps find a way to pass your knowledge on to others. You want a behind-the-scenes job that will allow you to help the whole event come together.
For each superstar or emerging artist who starts an artistic revolution, there is a whole host of talented, creative individuals who contribute to their success. These professionals use their artistic skills to find rewarding careers as museum curators, talent scouts, producers, choreographers, voice coaches, and more.
Interested? Check out these 3 artistic careers that can combine your artistic talent and expertise with the opportunity to work in the dance, museum, or motion picture industry. Read on for career details and information on what education or training you’ll need to get started.
If dancers use their bodies as instruments to convey thoughts, images and emotions, the choreographer is the conductor. For every major or minor performance, a choreographer uses his or her knowledge of dance and movement to arrange dance sequences, teach it to the performers, and see it through until the curtain opens.
Degrees for Choreographers
A degree in dance can be helpful, but experience and training is the most important thing.
Museum Curator Career
Museum curators do far more than lead visitors on guided tours. A piece of art is under a curator’s supervision from the time it is purchased to the time it is displayed to when it goes out on loan to other museums. The curator’s supervision of a collection, along with his or her purchases and the loans he or she can procure, is a vital part of a museum’s growth.
Degrees for Museum Curators:
Start with a bachelor’s degree in art history or a related field. Follow it up with a master’s degree.
Motion Picture Editor
Have you ever seen a movie where the scenes didn’t seem to flow or fit together quite right? You can blame that on bad editing. It’s a movie editor’s job to piece together all the scenes of a movie, along with music and other special effects, to make the footage and actor’s performances come together as a coherent whole.
Degrees for Motion Picture Editors
A bachelor’s degree in film history is a great place to start. Training in editing and digital technology is a must-have.
Ready to get started?
To find out more about artistic careers and degree programs, visit this arts degree programs page.