The arts encompasses many possible career areas and roles — some students may wish to be a practicing artist or performer, while others may want to work in supportive roles such as those found in arts administration. Still others may want to work in larger industries, such as film, media, or fashion. One of the most common attributes of careers in the arts is that there is rarely a single path that people will follow. Just like creativity and art itself, each career journey is unique and made up of many different stops and experiences along the way.
The Piper Center is eager to support you in exploring careers in the arts, as well as finding jobs, internships, and other opportunities. Please stop by the Piper Center anytime during business hours to have an initial conversation with a Peer Advisor. When you are ready to go further, meet with our arts career coach Bryan Shealer by scheduling an appointment in Handshake.
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Opening the doors to opera
Though only a junior at St. Olaf College, Darrius Morton has already auditioned for and been accepted into, the ranks of the Minnesota Opera chorus. He is performing in all five of the ensemble’s operas this season.Learn more
A theatrical learning opportunity
As a teaching assistant at the Tony Award-winning Children’s Theatre Company this summer, Christine Menge ’18 had the opportunity to work with established theater professionals and college students from across the country.Read More
Great Explorations — Glenn Hernandez ’02
In a way, every single pixel in the virtual reality game Luna belongs to Glenn Hernandez. As the game’s art director, he was responsible for crafting the overarching look for the fantastical game in which a character named Bird enters and navigates a mysterious world.Read More
Career Conversations: Autumn Berggren Hilden ’99 and Justin Hilden ’01
Autumn Berggren Hilden ’99 and Justin Hilden ’01 answer questions about their Hollywood journey.Explore