Creative, Design & Performing Arts

This Career Community is focused on the many different areas students can pursue in fields of creative and arts. Browse blogs for career advice, look at resources for job and internship leads and watch videos profiling unique roles and occupations.

    View a sample of professional titles related to this major

    Visit My Next Move to browse for arts-related occupations by keyword or industry.

    • Actors, musicians and singers
    • Architects
    • Art directors
    • Camera Operators, Television, Video, & Film
    • Curators
    • Fashion designers
    • Graphic designers
    • Interior designers
    • Multimedia artists and animators
    • Music directors
    • Photographers
    • Poets, lyricists, and creative writers
    • Producers & Directors
    • Set and exhibit designers

    Need help exploring your career options? Take the Focus 2 assessment to search for occupations that fit with your interests, values, skills, and personality. Then speak with a Career Specialist about the results.

    Check out arts-related MU majors, minors and certificates

    Please visit Majors@Mizzou and browse this site by career interests, occupation and by School or College. Remember, these are just a few examples of degree programs. A wide variety of MU majors can lead to a successful and satisfying career in creative and arts.

    • Architectural Studies
    • Art
    • Art (Graphic Design)
    • Art (Photography)
    • Art History
    • Communication
    • Digital Storytelling
    • English
    • Film Studies
    • History
    • Journalism
    • Music
    • Textile and Apparel Management
    • Theatre

    Another helpful tool is the What Can I Do With This Major site where you can connect academic majors to common career paths and see typical employers that hire those majors.

    Learn how to have career conversations to find possible career paths 
    Discover the unique career paths of fellow Tigers
    • Use LinkedIn to see what thousands of Mizzou alumni are doing with their degrees.
    • Explore the Career Outcomes web page to see what recent MU graduates are doing and where they are living.


How to Create a Great Interior Design Portfolio

You need a portfolio to show people so that they can see what your design skills are and what your expertise is. It should be professional looking and attractive from a design perspective, yes, but the content is king, never …

By Olga Sorokina
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Tips for Landing Your Dream Interior Design Job

You’ve followed your favorite designers on Instagram, have shadowed them on the lecture circuit, and have been itching to shoot off your résumé. But where to start?

An impressive CV is one thing, but if you’re looking to land your …

By Jennifer Fernandez
Jennifer Fernandez
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14 Best Architecture Blogs

Whether you’re an aspiring architect looking for sound advice, or merely an enthusiast scoping hot designs from around the world, there’s no wrong reason to check out the best architecture blogs. Indeed, while architecture remains one of mankind’s oldest art …

By Jacob Osborn
Jacob Osborn
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How to Prep for Career Fair Season

Sept. 6, 2021

Students: It’s never too early to start attending career fairs and figuring out where you might want to work post-graduation. To help you prepare, Show Me Mizzou talked with a few career services team members from across …

By Yan Lee
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Our mission? To foster the …

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SSC 1150: College Success Seminar

This 2-credit hour course is intended to assist exploring students in making purposeful academic and life decisions that lead to…

SSC 2100: Career Explorations

 The goal of this course is to help students explore what to major in, what they can do with their…

Creative, Design & Performing Arts Exploration Courses

Below are a list of introductory and exploration courses for students interested in creative, design and performing arts. This list…

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