Media, Arts, and Entertainment

If you are interested in creativity and human expression, then a career in the arts, media, or entertainment might be a good fit for you. The arts, media, and entertainment industries cover a broad range of career paths that engage skills in communication, creative production, research and analysis, and relationship building. There are opportunities to be in front of an audience or behind the scenes, or in developing and producing content across a variety of platforms.

Possible Career Paths

  • Account executive
  • Agent
  • Art director
  • Arts administrator
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Digital content manager
  • Editor
  • Fundraiser/donor relations manager
  • Graphic designer
  • Journalist
  • Market research analyst
  • Media planner
  • Producer
  • Programs and events manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Social media specialist
  • Writer

Although these lists encompass some occupations in the cluster, this is just a sample. Be sure to keep an open mind and dig deeper into the other careers that play a part in these industries. It is helpful to dive into the skills used within each role to see which area complements your own.

  • AIGA Design Jobs — This job board focuses primarily on design-related jobs.
  • ArtJobs — Job postings in arts, culture, and education
  • College Art Association Jobs — This job board is particularly strong in arts-related job postings at universities and arts organizations, including museums.
  • — Job postings across the entire entertainment field. You can filter by job type or location.
  • Mediabistro — Job postings in media, including writing, editing, marketing, and other creative jobs
  • Staff Me Up — Postings for production jobs in TV, film, digital, media, and entertainment

Internships and Research Opportunities

  • The Art History Student Association facilitates educational and professional development opportunities for students interested in the history of the visual arts, regardless of major field of study.
  • The JSMA Student Member Advisory Council (JSMAC) connects UO students with the on-campus art museum through museum programming and student outreach.

UO Resources