Visual Arts Careers

Diverse women role model smiling towards girl audience discussing visual arts careers
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Visual Arts Careers (1:38)

“There’s a huge opportunity for girls who want to be a producer, director, a writer. In this entertainment industry, there’s not enough girls out there. And I think the voices of young women need to be heard.”

Video Transcript

There’s something incredible to me about that moment when you look at a photograph and you connect with it because it reminds you of something that you know about, or a person that you know.

I realized I loved the idea of making an exhibition, of telling a story through the presentation of artwork.

I like an element of life, of human emotion, or signs that people have been there. Maybe it’s not an image that focuses on people. But maybe in the image, you can tell that there’s been life there.

There’s no greater thrill than walking down the street and seeing your project, and know that it will be there for a long time, and being able to say to someone, “That’s my building.” Or, “I worked on it.”

Women should consider a career in television and film, because a lot of times our voices, our authentic voices, aren’t heard.

There are a lot of different professions that go on behind the camera. There are a lot of very powerful things that happen there. And that’s where a lot of the creative control is.

There’s a huge opportunity for girls who want to be a producer, director, a writer. In this entertainment industry, there’s not enough girls out there. And I think the voices of young women need to be heard.

It’s like being a magician. You’re able to take an idea from script to screen, and you’re able to see it come to life. It’s like making your fantasies come true.

Discussion Guide

Independent Learning Guide: This all-purpose guide can be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a lively discussion about careers in the visual arts.

Classroom Lesson Plan

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth “before, during, and after” learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.

Empowerment Activities

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Fun Page Activity

Fun Page Activity: Discover the visual artist in you with an activity that lets you use pictures to tell stories!