Visual, Written + Performing Arts

DO YOU DREAM OF A CAREER THAT FOCUSES ON YOUR CREATIVE PRACTICE AND PASSION? Are you an actor, dancer, visual artist, writer, or multimedia artist?

Consider utilizing this career community if:

  • You have a passion for a specific artistic discipline and want to pursue it after college.
  • You enjoy seeing the world differently, pursuing novel experiences, and expressing yourself through artistic pursuits.
  • You have a strong sense of purpose and self-discipline. You want to follow your own path.
  • You have an affinity for aesthetics, patterning, and meaning, and want to share your vision through creative work.
  • You are a creative thinker and maker who wants to explore a wide variety of ways to put your artistic abilities to work after college.

Explore the Visual, Written + Performing Arts career community to gain valuable insights from working professionals, learn about internships and job opportunities, and keep up with current trends.

Curtis Ashton (’05) Says “Make the Most of the Opportunities that Come your Way”

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Curtis Ashton graduated from Indiana University in 2005 with a Dual Masters in Folklore and Library Science. Since leaving Indiana, Ashton did fieldwork at ethnographic museums in Beijing, China. After working there, Ashton returned home to Utah where he says …

By Geoffrey Heck
Geoffrey Heck Peer Coach Geoffrey Heck
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Flexing your Network when You’re Home for the Holidays


As the in-person portion of the semester wraps up and you’re preparing to return to your hometown, it can feel bittersweet to leave campus. You’ll miss your friends, campus, and everything that makes Bloomington home. But, remember! You have tons …

By Amy Cornell
Amy Cornell Senior Associate Director, Alumni Engagement Amy Cornell
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Considering Grad School in Tennessee? Check out University of Memphis


The University of Memphis is a public research university in Memphis, Tennessee. They have a number of graduate programs that could be a great fit for students from the IU College of Arts + Sciences. The Walter Center had a chance …

By Hillary Nienhouse
Hillary Nienhouse Assistant Director, Employer Relations Hillary Nienhouse
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College Alumni Want to Give Back by Networking with Current Students


It wasn’t until a few years after I graduated that I realized how much affection I had for my alma mater, Indiana University. I would return to campus and stroll the streets and pathways and remember how much fun I …

By Amy Cornell
Amy Cornell Senior Associate Director, Alumni Engagement Amy Cornell
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All Careers Considered: The Importance of Diversity in Your Network with Alan Bacon


All Careers Considered can be found wherever you get your podcasts, like Spotify and Apple Podcasts. View the transcript of this episode. 

Alan Bacon graduated in 2003 with his degree in Criminal Justice and African American Studies. He currently …

By Camryn Schreiner
Camryn Schreiner Videography Intern Camryn Schreiner
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