Arts, Communications, & Media

Interested in pursuing a future in Arts, Communications, & Media? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Explore a career path in Arts, Communications, & Media

 

Maybe you are someone who loves to doodle in your calculus notebook. Or maybe you enjoy writing for yourself or others. Or maybe you are fascinated by popular culture, literature, video games, languages, music, fine art, or design. Whether you have a private YouTube channel, write science fiction, or build websites in your spare time—in this pathway, we hope you find a career that can nurture your creativity, find your voice, and help you share your message with the world!

What might you do in…

Arts, Communications, and Media? The truth is that there is a lot of overlap — not just between these component pieces but with some of the other career pathways here. Take a moment to explore this wonderfully creative and imaginative world.

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Arts

The arts and technology are two disciplines that have become more and more intertwined with time. Artists can now recreate their work in digital mediums, incorporating 3D printing, laser-cutting ceramics, code-generated music, and much more. You might be a materials scientist interested in finding new applications for cutting-edge materials, a computer science student looking to recreate classical art in a contemporary format, a UI/UX designer looking to find the perfect blend of form and function, or an engineer looking to improve the aesthetics of your creation. Traditional practices may still be applied, but they can be applied in new and innovative ways using new and innovative technologies.

Occupations may include:

  • Commercial & Industrial Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • UI/UX Designers
  • Software Developers
  • Special Effects Artists & Animators
  • Video Game Designers

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Communications

Technology has pushed communications into new and exciting places over time. From the telecommunications devices in your pocket, to the video conferencing you use for class, communications has become a vital method for us to stay connected. You may be a PhD student investigating natural language processing at the intersection of linguistics, computer science, and artificial intelligence; an undergrad with an appreciation for learning new languages; or an engineer looking to improve existing communication technology. Communications is an area that will always be necessary for the future.

Occupations may include:

  • Linguistic Researchers
  • Telecommunications Engineers
  • Command & Control Center Officers
  • Audio & Video Broadcast Technicians
  • Sound Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers

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Media

What comes to mind when you think of media? Sure, social media may be at the top of your list, but don’t just stop there. The worlds of broadcasting, publishing, and the internet are wonderful areas within media for you to further explore as part of your career. You may be a budding science journalist or sci-fi writer, a researcher examining the dissemination of information through media channels, or an AI/ML professional trying to identify patterns in the interactions of millions of people online.

Occupations may include:

  • Social Media Researchers
  • News Analysts
  • Technical Writers and Editors
  • Regulatory Affairs Managers
  • Information Research Scientists
  • Social Scientists

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