Arts & Media

Arts & Media

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

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 Ariane Baker.



Arts & Media

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

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Appointments can be scheduled in Handshake for Mon–Fri.


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Top Job Functions

Class of 2019 Top Job Functions across Arts & Media
Writing / Editing
Business Development
Design / Art
Marketing — General
Media & PR
Operations / Production

Arts & Media: Graduates in the World

What they studied Where they work or attend graduate school What they do
English Connie Chen Master Penman Calligrapher
Political Science NESN Prize Videographer
Media Arts and Sciences & Music Self Employed Graphic Designer
American Studies United Talent Agency Agent Trainee
Architecture & Women's and Gender Studies Sasaki Agent Trainee
Art Studio Maven Pictures Script Coverage Intern
Media Arts and Sciences B-Reel Strategy Intern
Psychology Smithsonian Institution Claudine Brown Intern in Education
Art History & Italian Studies Crozier Fine Arts Art and Artifact Handler
English & Education Studies Scholastic Editorial Assistant
English & Art History The Cape Courier Reporter and Copy Editor
Indiv-Ethnic Studies Slate Social Media Editor/Writer
Peace and Justice Studies Brilliant Earth Assistant Manager of Customer Experience
Media Arts and Sciences & Economics The Outloud Group Account Executive & Media Planner
Art History The Louvre Museum Intern
Political Science & Economics National Palace Museum Fellow
Computer Science ESPN Software Engineer
English Anaphora Literary Press Editorial Intern
Classics NBC Sports Regional Networks Digital Editor
Architecture & Chinese Language and Culture DHK Architects, Inc. Architectural Intern
Russian Independent Documentary Director
Computer Science & Asian American Studies Comcast CORE Technology Associate
Art History Sotheby's Graduate Trainee
American Studies deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Development and Membership Coordinator
English CNBC News Associate
Architecture Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto Architects + Engineers Project Technician
Media Arts and Sciences & Economics TAIT Design Co. Co-founder
Computer Science & Mathematics Spotify Data Engineer
English & Art Studio Hachette Book Group Audio Intern
English & Economics W. W. Norton & Company Editorial Assistant
* Highlighted outcomes from 2019 graduates

The Gig Economy

Ariane (Seymour) Baker

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.


Ariane (Seymour) Baker

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...”

Wellesley Grants Program: Application Process & Timeline

Lorraine Hanley ’98

This resource page offers in-depth details about the Grants Program application process, timeline, and selection process. For an overview of program eligibility & opportunities, visit the main page for the Wellesley Grants Program.