You’ve decided that a career in Arts, Design and Performance is right for you. Now what? Read below for tips to set yourself up for success in the field.
It’s important to connect with industry professionals who can provide more information on specific careers, as well as introduce you to potential professional associations and community organizations in the area of Arts, Design and Performance. Read more about effective networking here.
Create an Online Portfolio
Arts, Design and Performance are fields that tend to be hands-on and creative in nature. Having a diverse online portfolio allows you to showcase your talents or pieces of work via video, photos or digital uploads, and can include activities ranging from performing arts (dance, music, theatre) to 3D renderings to graphic or architectural designs.
Gain relevant experience through volunteering and internships
Internships and freelance work can help you develop crucial hands on experience, which is especially important in gaining full-time employment opportunities. Internships also allow for building rapport with industry professionals, thereby increasing your chances of getting your ‘foot in the door’ at prospective places of employment. Learn more about finding an internship and start searching for the right opportunity on Handshake.