Arts, Communications, & Media

Arts, Communications, & Media

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
hl116@wellesley.edu

Many exciting and fulfilling careers exist in the creative economy, and Wellesley’s rigorous liberal arts curriculum prepares students and alumnae with strengths that are especially relevant in the arts and media fields. Opportunities can be found in every sector— from nonprofit organizations, education, and government, to Fortune 500 companies. Whether you are interested in working in a museum, a lifestyle start-up, a civic arts council, a classroom, an established corporation, somewhere in-between, or somewhere beyond, you can find positions. Students and alumnae are encouraged to get started by exploring the resources below and scheduling an appointment in Handshake to meet with Hebert Labbate.


 

 

Arts, Communications, & Media

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
hl116@wellesley.edu

Office hours 

Appointments can be scheduled in Handshake for Mon–Fri.


 

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Top Job Functions

Class of 2021 Top Job Functions across Arts, Communications, & Media
17.65%
Operations / Production
17.65%
Design / Art
11.76%
Advertising, Media, & PR
11.76%
Marketing — General
11.76%
Writing / Editing
11.76%
Administration
5.88%
Other
5.88%
Customer / Technical Support
5.88%
Engineering – Web / Software

Arts, Communications, & Media: Graduates in the World

* Highlighted outcomes from 2021 graduates

The Gig Economy

Hebert
Hebert Labbate

If full-time, permanent, salaried positions are difficult to find in the area you want to work (as is often the case in creative fields), gig work, freelancing, or a side hustle related to your interests could be a good way to gain experience and build your resume. Gig work can also be a path to meeting life’s practical obligations while honing your craft or perusing creative goals.

Entertainment

Hebert
Hebert Labbate

Today's entertainment industry includes everything from the large scale productions of the Hollywood studio system, to the independent work being done within smaller markets, to the new media offerings adapting at the fringe of established distribution channels. A lot of attention and publicity is given to the “above the line” careers such as directing, producing, writing, and acting, but just as many career opportunities are available within support industries like post-production, entertainment law, talent representation, public relations and marketing, and social media.

“I think art’s first goal is to remind us that we are human...”

McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill (rising seniors & graduates)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The McCall MacBain Scholarships seek to bring together exceptional students from around the world who strive to engage in positive change by taking on meaningful leadership roles. McCall MacBain Scholars connect with mentors and participate in an interdisciplinary leadership program while pursuing a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill University! (Campus deadline typically in August.)

“I see the printshop as a place for all things: teaching, learning, experimentation, creation, expression, collaboration, communication, and inspiration.”