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Careers in the Arts

Actors’ Equity Association
Actors’ Equity Association is the labor union representing over 40,000 American actors and stage managers working in the professional theatre. The site provides information for union members, news, (casting notices) events, links to related sites, and membership services. Within the Actor’s Equity Web page a wonderful career resource is the “Casting Call” section. Although primarily for the Equity actor, the section provides job openings for actors and stage managers.

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences-Internships
Internships include work in most aspects of the television production industry. Every summer the Academy places 30 students in internships in the Los Angeles area. Summer internships are filled during the spring. Students should check site in winter and early spring for information.

Entertainment Careers
An incredible resource for jobs and internships in the entertainment industry, including jobs and internship listings at studios, networks, production companies, record companies, radio stations, VFX, animation, and more. Also books, magazines, education center, and job line.

Kennedy Center–Education & Outreach
The Kennedy Center Education and Outreach site offers free programs via satellite to serve teachers and students outside their service area, as well as live offerings in the Washington, D.C. area. Services are easy to access from the front page for professional development, performances across the nation, and satellite courses and classes.

Princess Grace Awards
The Princess Grace Awards is a national program dedicated to identifying emerging young artists in theatre, dance, and film and assisting them in realizing their career goals. This mission is accomplished through scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. All candidates must be United States citizens or have permanent resident status.

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
“One of America’s Top 100 Internships” – The Princeton Review. Wolf Trap internships are designed for undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of one year of study (or the equivalent), graduate students, recent graduates, and career-changers currently enrolled in a degree program.

College

Accredited Schools Online – Art Schools
Accredited Schools Online has created a new branch of their website that is solely dedicated to Art Schools and Colleges.  It contains a wealth of information regarding the country’s best art degrees and the careers that they can lead to.  This site is an incredible tool for high school students who are passionate about the arts and are looking for their next step in life.

Affordable Online Art Schools & Degrees
Finding online art programs can be tricky business. First, there’s defining “art”: graphic arts, fine arts, liberal arts and performing arts. So many choices and so many things to think about. Second, there’s identifying which schools have online programs in the field, and which programs make the most sense for you. The following page highlights some of today’s top colleges and universities with quality degree programs in multiple arts disciplines, and provides an in-depth guide for anyone looking to learn more about higher education in these diverse fields.

Animation Schools Database
Using this database, you can find the contact information for participating post-secondary institutions worldwide. Database provides information on the animation courses offered, types of degrees and contact information for the specific schools.

Broadcast Education Association
Broadcast Education Association is a nonprofit organization that provides a critical link between colleges and the broadcast industry. The site provides a variety of links to university/instructional programs, course assignments and requirements, key research Web sites, academic job openings, and a multimedia bibliography.

California Colleges
This Web site allows the student to explore and plan for their post-secondary educational and career goals. A great resource for any high school student, but very valuable for the student seeking an educational environment that matches their needs as a student pursuing a specific visual or performing arts program.

CollegeBoard.com
This website gives specific information on how to find a college which can best provide a degree in the arts discipline you are pursuing. Click on the section entitled “Finding the Right College” and the Web site will give a profile of which colleges provide the arts programs you are most interested in. You can also compare colleges that offer similar programs or have similar characteristics you have requested.

Office of Postsecondary Education
Comprehensive information for students about federal aid at the Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs. This includes scholarships and education tax credits. Resources for institutions include programs to foster post-secondary improvements.

Online Schools Directory
This online directory provides information on online programs at more than 6,000 schools throughout the country.

San Francisco State University
Connects to all four arts disciplines. Can download forms and applications. Basically they have put the department and course catalog information on the Web site. Describes the facilities, staff, and season. Good basic information for the high school student trying to find out the breadth and depth of their particular major’s offerings.

University of California A-G Requirement
This site defines what the A-G requirements are through the transition years, gives examples of course descriptions, and offers tools designed to assist educators in developing curriculum that meets these requirements

University of Southern California – USC Performing Arts Programs
In addition to programs of assistance administered by the USC Financial Aid Office, the School of Theatre and the Thornton School of Music both offer a number of special scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Scholarships

Arts Recognition & Talent Search: ARTS Awards
The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts provides scholarships to deserving performing arts students nationally. A variety of awards are available through their Arts Recognition and Talent Search program.

California State Summer School for the Arts
This site provides information about an excellent state summer program for gifted and talented high school students in the arts. CSSSA’s Program is designed to refine and strengthen individual creative, technical, and interpretive performance skills and to broaden each student’s overall perspective of the arts.

CSU Fullerton Arts Programs
Awards and scholarships have been established to support and recognize outstanding scholarship and creativity, and to assist students majoring in the visual arts, music, theater, and dance. Unless otherwise indicated, applications, deadlines, and other information concerning scholarships may be obtained from the Dean’s office and from the departments within the College of the Arts (COTA).

CSU Hayward Visual & Performing Arts Programs
Students may apply for grants, scholarships, loans, and work study through the Center for Student Financial Aid. In addition to the scholarships administered by the financial aid office, many schools, departments, and majors offer scholarships to their students. Art and Music offer several scholarships.

CSU Long Beach Visual & Performing Arts Programs
Students may apply for grants, scholarships, loans, and work study through the Center for Student Financial Aid. In addition to the scholarships administered by the financial aid office, many schools, departments, and majors offer scholarships to their students.

CSU Los Angeles Scholarships in Theatre and Dance
Students may apply for grants, scholarships, loans, and work study through the Center for Student Financial Aid.

CSU Sacramento Theatre & Dance Programs
Theatre offers several scholarships listed on their department site. Students may apply for grants, scholarships, loans, and work study through the Center for Student Financial Aid. In addition to the scholarships administered by the financial aid office, many schools, departments, and majors offer scholarships to their students.

CSU San Marcos Visual & Performing Arts Program
The University offers two types of scholarships: university scholarships, available to all students, and program scholarships, offered to students within particular programs. Students may apply for grants, scholarships, loans, and work study through the Center for Student Financial Aid.

Fast Web
This is a scholarship tracking service free to subscribers. Educators newsletter in PDF format. You must join to get information.

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
Arts recognition and talent search for young artists providing scholarships and fellowships. Exemplary educators in the arts profiled.

New York University Performing Arts Professions Program
Offers graduate degree in Performing Arts Administration. Expertise in an area of the arts is typically demonstrated by an undergraduate degree in music, theatre, art, or dance.

San Diego State University Music & Dance Programs
Music scholarships are awarded for up to four years as an undergraduate and two years as a graduate student. Numerous partial and full tuition scholarships are available. The Marion V. Willis dance scholarship is a one-time award available to incoming freshman or junior transfer dance majors. Academic Scholarships: Based on academic qualifications such as G.P.A. Information can be requested from the SDSU Scholarship Office.

San Francisco State University Visual & Performing Arts Programs
In the financial aid section, check by art discipline for listing of available scholarships in art, music, and theatre. Students may apply for grants, scholarships, loans, and work study through the Center for Student Financial Aid. In addition to the scholarships administered by the financial aid office, many schools, departments, and majors offer scholarships to their students.

San Jose State University Visual & Performing Arts Programs
SJSU has over 900 general and departmental scholarships available, ranging from $100 to $1,000 per year. About one-half of these are awarded by the Financial Aid Scholarship Committee and one-half by the various academic departments on campus.

Sonoma State University Performing Arts Department
Through the Performing Arts Department each arts discipline lists the scholarships available for their students. Students may apply for grants, scholarships, loans, and work study through the Center for Student Financial Aid.

UC Berkeley Arts & Humanities Division
The Undergraduate Scholarships Office administers UC Berkeley-based scholarships. Students are automatically considered for these awards when they complete their UC Application for Admissions and Scholarships. This office also administers University awards and competitive prizes for creative works, such as poetry, fiction, music composition, and film. Also, individual departments offer scholarships for its majors.

UC Davis Visual & Performing Arts Programs
The Undergraduate Scholarships Office administers UC Davis-based scholarships. Students are automatically considered for these awards when they complete their UC Application for Admissions and Scholarships. Also, individual departments offer scholarships for its majors.

UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts
The Claire Trevor School of the Arts has some scholarship monies available to incoming and continuing students on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For complete information, please contact the Arts Student Affairs Office. The UC schools also offer Regent, Chancellor Achievement, National Merit, as well as other school and major-specific scholarships. Students are automatically considered for these awards when they complete their UC Application for Admissions and Scholarships.

UCLA Visual & Performing Arts Program
The UCLA Scholarship Resource Center provides information on all sources of scholarships for UCLA students and there are many available for dance, music, theatre and visual arts in listings by department major. The Undergraduate Scholarships Office administers UCLA-based scholarships. Students are automatically considered for these awards when they complete their UC Application for Admissions and Scholarships.

UC Riverside Visual & Performing Arts Programs
The UC Riverside Financial Aid Center provides information on all sources of scholarships for UCR students. Chancellor’s Performance Awards are available through the departments of dance, art, music, theatre, and creative writing. Their Undergraduate Scholarships Office administers UC system-based scholarships. Students are automatically considered for these awards when they complete their UC Application for Admissions and Scholarships.

UC Santa Barbara Visual & Performing Arts Programs
The Undergraduate Financial Aid Office administers UC-system based scholarships. Students are automatically considered for these awards when they complete their UC Application for Admissions and Scholarships. In the financial aid section, check by art discipline for listing of available scholarships in art, dance, music, and theatre. Students may apply for grants, scholarships, loans, and work study through the Center for Student Financial Aid.

School to Career

Arts High-Los Angeles
This site contains a description of the programs, goals, and accomplishments of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Programs of study offer strong School to Career connections.

California State Summer School for the Arts
This site provides information about an excellent state summer program for gifted and talented high school students in the arts. CSSSA’s Program is designed to refine and strengthen individual creative, technical, and interpretive performance skills and to broaden each student’s overall perspective of the arts.

Idyllwild Arts
Founded as the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts in 1950, the program in the mountains of Southern California (now known as Idyllwild Arts) has provided a visionary program of visual and performing arts for young students and adults. A catalog of the programs can be ordered online or specific information can be downloaded as PDF files.


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