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Career Community: Visual, Written and Performing Arts

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Visual, Written and Performing Arts

Visual, Written, and Performing Arts is a career community focused on using various mediums to convey creative expression through visual arts, theatre, dance, and film. Positions in this field spend time developing opportunities to showcase work, building portfolios, studying and rehearsing roles, and collaborating with other arts organizations and individuals.

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Personal or general interests that indicate this community might be a good fit:

Dancing, writing, reading, singing; playing an instrument, drawing, painting, theater, movies, fashion, make-up, ceramics, photography, crafting

Industries in which
you might seek employment
after graduation:


Careers you might consider
after graduation:

  • Theater
  • Media Production
  • Music
  • Event Management
  • Creative Arts
  • Journalism
  • Museum/Galleries
  • Publishing
  • Visual Art/Design
  • Arts Management
  • Education
  • Non-profit
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Dance Therapy
  • Actor
  • Interior Designer
  • Clothes Designer
  • Dance Teacher
  • Professional Singer
  • Casting Director
  • Producer (Movies, TV or Theater)
  • Professional Make-up artist
  • Screenwriter
  • Cartoonist
  • Musician
  • Art gallery owner
  • Author
  • Magazine Creative Design Editor
  • Professional Photographer

Meet Your Career Coach:

Career Coach, Barbara Harvey (headshot)

Barbara C. Harvey, MS

Career Coach
(614) 247-6456

A native of Chicago, Barbara earned a B.A. in Applied Behavioral Science and an M.S. in Community Counseling from National Louis University in Illinois. She joined the Center for Career and Professional Success in 2019, bringing her experience in community mental health and her experience working with continuing education for adult learners at NLU. Barbara is excited to encourage students to explore and embrace opportunities that allow them to stretch and grow their professional goals.

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Jobs and Internships for members of this Career Community

Guides and tip sheets you'll find useful:

Helpful Links for members of this Career Community

Visual, Written and Performing Arts

Archinect (I J)
Since 1997, Archinect has been connecting students in fields such as interior design, project management, and architecture with their job board and news site.

Artrepreneur (J)
Tons of great resources, tips, and job finding tools - as well as postings for freelance work - for the creative entrepreneur

American Alliance of Museums (I J)
Search for jobs and internships in museums across the U.S. for positions in conservation, development, arts education, and more.

Breaks posted positions into categories of art, education, theater, museum and gallery, library, and music

Association of Performing Arts Professionals (J)
The APAP site offers a job bank and career center to post resumes, apply for jobs, and sign up for job alerts.

Book Jobs (I J)
BOOKJOBS.COM was created to aid in the recruiting of the best and the brightest college graduates around the country.

Dance/USA (I J)
Search tool for jobs, auditions, and internships.

Greater Columbus Arts Council
Tap into the abundance of local opportunities in the written, visual and performing arts right in Columbus

International Society for the Performing Arts (I J)
ISPA career center page allows internship, fellowship, and job seekers to discover current opening across the globe.

PlayBill.com (I J)
Site focuses on theatre and live production opportunities

Musical America Worldwide (J)
A comprehensive resource for musicians featuring industry information, professional development resources, and networking information.

Publishers Marketplace (J)
The “definitive source for jobs in publishing”.

Publishers Weekly (J)
The Job Zone page posts a large variety of jobs in publishing across the country.

Draft2Digital (J, S)
Draft2Digital pulsihes ebooks for freelance writers.

Industry Connections for Visual, Written and Performing Arts

If you're an employer that is interested in recruiting from this population of students at The Ohio State University, we've made it easy for you! Director of Industry Connections Scott Kustis is your point of contact. Scott can help you explore our Career Fairs and Expos, our signature programs, and develop a recruiting strategy to hire from the high-caliber and diverse population of students and recent alumni.


Andrew Freeman, MHI (He/Him/His)

Assistant Director of Industry Connections

Andrew joined Career Success in 2022, coming to us from The OSU Wexner Medical Center. His own career includes 20 years in the events industry in Columbus and Seattle, and as a volunteer performer with community choruses in both cities. Andrew has served as president of two non-profit boards, and as interim executive director of an arts organization. His experiences and skills provide a vast and diverse network from which he can draw, to connect industry communities with ASC students.

He holds a bachelor’s in liberal studies from Bowling Green State University, and a master’s in healthcare innovation from The Ohio State University. Andrew is honored to create opportunities for ASC students cultivating their success and to connect them with professional communities seeking top talent.