• Visual and Performing Arts
    Career Pathways

    Located in the vibrant arts community of Worcester—and just an hour from Boston and Providence— the Visual and Performing Arts Department has established relationships with arts organizations that offer exciting hands-on opportunities for your arts knowledge and training. You can study to become a docent at the Worcester Art Museum, for example. And there are numerous internship opportunities through which you can sharpen your skills and gain valuable professional experience and contacts. 

    Sample Internship Sites

    • The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
    • Titanic Theatre Company
    • Worcester Art Museum
    • Worcester Center for Crafts

    Whether you choose to enter graduate school or the workforce after graduation, you will have the interdisciplinary arts foundation and practical experience you need to succeed. Our graduates have gone on to advanced study in fields like music production, costume design, and art. Others are pursuing careers in performing arts venues and museums. Through our dual major in visual and performing arts and education, many graduates pursue careers as teachers in the arts.

    Sample Careers

    • Actor
    • Art director
    • Artist
    • Arts educator
    • Arts administrator
    • Costume designer
    • Exhibit design and construction artist
    • Lighting technician
    • Museum docent, curator, director
    • Music composer or producer
    • Musician
    • Set designer
    • Sound engineer
    • Stage manager