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Did you know that Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has a thriving College of Liberal Arts
At Cal Poly SLO, students can major in Art & Design, Music, Theatre Arts, Dance, Humanities, English, History, and many other subjects!
   
Check out this special "Behind the Scenes" video from the Spring/Summer 2016 Edition of the Cal Poly Magazine, featuring Clint Bryson, Technical Director for the Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department.






Read the rest of this article here.
For more information about Cal Poly's College of Liberal Arts, click here.

 







 

​Ever wondered what a cartoonist does every day or how video game designers get their ideas? Maybe you've thought about becoming a special effects artist or a shoe designer. All of those careers are related to the arts! Check out ConnectEd Studios Day in the Life videos and hear from professionals in a wide variety of fields as they explain what they do every day.




See the full Day in the Life collection here



Looking for more interviews with professionals in the field?
Check out PBS' series Roadtrip Nation! 

 
Roadtrip Nation empowers individuals to explore who they are and what they want to do with their lives. Through a public television series, online resources, and an educational curriculum, Roadtrip Nation helps career-seekers connect to real-world professionals and discover pathways aligned with their interests.


See the full Roadtrip Nation interview archive here
Teachers and educators, check out the Roadtrip Nation classroom resources here






Not sure what you want to major in? Or what career would be a good fit? 
Explore college and career options on The College Board's Big Future webpage!





Still not sure which major or career is right for you? Visit Who Do U Want 2B? to take quizzes, play games, watch videos, and learn more about a variety of career paths. 





 [Source: U.S. Census Bureau] Click to see a larger version
See the full "Pathways After..." series here




 ​The Arts Mean Business!



Published in May 2016







[Source: National Endowment for the Arts]
See full report here


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Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Majors and Careers

Looking for possible Visual, Performing, and Media Arts-related college majors or careers? Here are a few popular options to consider. (Related majors are listed in italics.) Discover more majors and careers at Big Future by the College Board

  • Animation
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
    • Computer Graphics
    • Digital Art
    • Digital Media
    • Game Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
  • Art History
    • Archaeology
    • Architecture
    • Art Conservation and Restoration
    • Fine/Studio Arts
    • Historic Preservation
    • History
    • Humanities
    • Museum Studies
  • Cinematography and/or Film/Video Production
    • Animation
    • Digital Art
    • Digital Media
    • Photography
    • Radio and Television
  • Dance
    • Dance Therapy
    • Drama and/or Theater Arts
    • Kinesiology
    • Physical Education
    • Physical Therapy
  • Digital Art
    • Animation
    • Digital Media
    • Drafting
    • Graphic Design
    • Multimedia
    • Photography
  • Drama and/or Theater Arts
    • Acting
    • Art History
    • Cinematography and/or Film/Video Production
    • Communications
    • Cosmetology
    • Dance
    • English
    • Fashion and Apparel Design
    • Film/Cinema Studies
    • Musical Theater
    • Speech, Debate, and/or Forensics
    • Theater Design and Technology
  • Fashion and Apparel Design
    • Advertising
    • Apparel/Textile Marketing
    • Costume Design
    • Fashion Merchandising
    • Fiber/Textile Arts
    • Interior Design
    • Theater Design and Technology
  • Fine/Studio Arts
    • Animation
    • Architecture
    • Art Conservation and Restoration
    • Art History
    • Art Therapy
    • Digital Art
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Museum Studies
    • Photography
    • Theater Design and Technology
  • Graphic Design
    • Advertising
    • Animation
    • Communications
    • Digital Art
    • Digital Media
    • Drafting and Design Technology
    • Illustration
    • Marketing
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology
    • Architecture
    • Art History
    • Classics
    • Dance
    • Drama and/or Theater Arts
    • English
    • History
    • Journalism
    • Liberal Arts/Studies
    • Music Appreciation
    • Philosophy
    • World Cultures and/or Religions
  • Interior Design
    • Architectural History
    • Art History
    • Drafting and Design Technology
    • Fashion and Apparel Design
    • Furniture Design and Manufacturing
    • Environmental Design
    • Industrial Design
    • Radio and Television
    • Theater Design and Technology
  • Music Management
    • Business Administration
    • Law
    • Marketing
    • Music History
    • Public Relations
    • Radio and Television
  • Music Performance
    • Drama and/or Theater Arts
    • English
    • Foreign Languages
    • Radio and Television
    • Music Management
    • Music Theory and Composition
    • Music Therapy
    • Musical Theater
    • Sacred Music
    • Voice/Opera
  • Music Theory and Composition
    • Communications
    • Creative Writing
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Music History
    • Music Performance
  • Photography
    • Advertising
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
    • Digital Art
    • Graphic Design
    • Fashion Merchandising
    • Journalism
    • Radio and Television
  • Theater Design and Technology
    • Architecture
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
    • Construction Technology
    • Drama and/or Theater Arts
    • Engineering
    • Fashion and Apparel Design
    • Interior Design
    • Mathematics
    • Museum Studies
    • Radio and Television
    • Structural Engineering