Arts, Communications, Media

Arts, Communications, Media

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-3455
dmbarlet@wellesley.edu

Welcome to the Arts, Communications, and Media Community!

The Arts, Communications, & Media (ACM) Career Community meets the needs of students and alumnae interested in a variety of creative careers across three broad categories: art and design; communications, advertising, and marketing; and media and entertainment. 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 to these areas.

ACM 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. Careers in this community encompass a wide range of roles, skills, and pathways that often intersect and support one another – roles in arts, communications, and media can overlap with each other and other industries. For example, a student exploring a career in arts administration may do film editing work as part of an internship for a nonprofit theater.

These diverse professional arenas are often connected by the need for employees to understand cultural context, think critically, demonstrate visual and aesthetic sensibilities, write and research, and develop and implement creative strategy. Strong communication skills are also important, and in an increasingly data driven world, expertise in data collection and analysis is advantageous. In addition, students can benefit from cultivating more applied skills gained by involvement in student organizations, jobs, and internships.

As the advisor for this community, I encourage you to embrace and explore your creativity, utilize the resources and services of Career Education, learn more about how your interests and talents connect to real-world opportunities, strengthen your network by connecting with peers and alumnae, and take time to consider your role within this community at Wellesley and in your professional life going forward. Please explore the resources to learn more, and then make an appointment. I look forward to welcoming you to this career community, learning about your interests and ambitions, and working together to realize meaningful opportunities!

Arts, Communications, Media

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-3455
dmbarlet@wellesley.edu

Office hours 

Appointments can be scheduled for Monday – Friday.

Pop-up advising hours 

Mon, 12:30–2:30pm
Lulu info booth
2nd floor

Top Job Functions

Class of 2018 Top Job Functions in the Arts, Communication, and Media Community
28.13%
Advertising, Media, PR
21.88%
Writing, Editing
12.50%
Design, Art
9.38%
Architecture, Planning
9.38%
Engineering — Web / Software
9.38%
Other
3.13%
Business Development
3.13%
Entrepreneurship
3.13%
Marketing (General)
* Highlighted outcomes from 2017 graduates

The Gig Economy

Destiny
Destiny M. Barletta

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

Destiny
Destiny M. Barletta

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.

Upcoming Event

Arts, Communications, & Media Pop-Up Advising (Monday, April 29th 2019, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT).

Monday, April 29th 2019, 12:30 pm -
2:30 pm EDT

Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, 2nd Floor Information Booth , Wellesley, MA, USA

Continuing for the 2018 - 2019 academic year! Pop-Up Career Community Advising provides students with a designated two-hour block each week where you can "pop" in and speak with a Career Community Advisor without having to make an appointment. Pop-Up Advising occurs at various locations across campus. Meet Destiny Barletta, Career Community Advisor for Arts, Communications, & Media on Mondays from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm at the Lulu Information Booth on the 2nd floor. The booth is located near the doors leading from the parking garage to the Emporium.

Upcoming Event

Arts, Communications, & Media Pop-Up Advising (Monday, May 6th 2019, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT).

Monday, May 6th 2019, 12:30 pm -
2:30 pm EDT

Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, 2nd Floor Information Booth , Wellesley, MA, USA

Continuing for the 2018 - 2019 academic year! Pop-Up Career Community Advising provides students with a designated two-hour block each week where you can "pop" in and speak with a Career Community Advisor without having to make an appointment. Pop-Up Advising occurs at various locations across campus. Meet Destiny Barletta, Career Community Advisor for Arts, Communications, & Media on Mondays from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm at the Lulu Information Booth on the 2nd floor. The booth is located near the doors leading from the parking garage to the Emporium.

Upcoming Event

Arts, Communications, & Media Pop-Up Advising (Monday, May 13th 2019, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT).

Monday, May 13th 2019, 12:30 pm -
2:30 pm EDT

Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, 2nd Floor Information Booth , Wellesley, MA, USA

Continuing for the 2018 - 2019 academic year! Pop-Up Career Community Advising provides students with a designated two-hour block each week where you can "pop" in and speak with a Career Community Advisor without having to make an appointment. Pop-Up Advising occurs at various locations across campus. Meet Destiny Barletta, Career Community Advisor for Arts, Communications, & Media on Mondays from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm at the Lulu Information Booth on the 2nd floor. The booth is located near the doors leading from the parking garage to the Emporium.