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Careers and Internships

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What can I do with a degree in the arts?

Clark alumni in the visual and performing arts include the founders of Company One in Boston, comic Charles Gould, and many others who have continued to pursue their creative passions.

Career Fields

  • Museum management and curation
  • Art conservation and restoration
  • Elementary, secondary, and university teaching
  • Print and digital media
  • Museum management
  • Composition and film scoring
  • Stage and film performance
  • Broadcasting
  • Script writing and screenwriting
  • Videography
  • Stage and screen design
  • Arts development and fundraising
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Career and Internship Opportunities

If you major in the visual and performing arts, there are numerous career paths to pursue. Clark’s Career Connections Center can help you develop a plan for pursuing your career goals.  Also check out ClarkCONNECT, which links you with alumni mentors and employers, and Handshake, Clark’s online job search website.

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Clark Funding for Undergraduate Internships

Interested in pursuing an internship, research, or creative project but wondering how you’ll pay rent? Apply for Clark funding to support your experience during the school year or summer. Visit the Career Connections Center in the Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center (ASEC Building).


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Contact Information

Visual and Performing Arts

Office Location
  • Traina Center for the Arts
    92 Downing Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7113
  • vpa[at]clarku[dot]edu
  • 1-508-793-8844 (fax)