Creative Careers

Creative Careers_2ePaths for Aspiring Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers

The Ultimate Resource of Finding a Career that Offers Creative Fulfillment and Earns a Living

Combining work and creativity isn’t impossible. Numerous careers are available for creative types. Ever want to know how to become a cinematographer, commercial writer, documentary filmmaker, book publicist, music therapist, set decorator, artistic director or video game animator? These are just a few of the careers you’ll learn about in Creative Careers.

With interviews with nearly 100 real-world professionals in creative careers, you’ll learn the inside story on how they reached success and learn advice that you wouldn’t find any other way. Creative Careers also offers information on a wealth of creative career paths, income information, job descriptions and shows that creative people aren’t doomed to be “starving artists” and that there are numerous ways to make a living in creative fields. More than 95 creative professions are featured from across the arts spectrum, with practical advice from working professionals about the advantages and disadvantages of their chosen creative careers. Whether one wishes to pursue the traditional path of professional performer or writer and find a related part-time arts career or wants to investigate full-time employment in creative fields, this guide shows that real-world jobs can offer creative fulfillment.

More than 95 creative careers featured!
Over 90 interviews with real professionals!

Find out details on:

  • Salaries
  • Job descriptions
  • Job outlook
  • Training and education requirements
  • Industry resources
  • PLUS nearly 100 interviews with real people who have these creative jobs share practical advice about their chosen creative careers!

Praise for Creative Careers

“An outstanding resource for up-and-coming young artists and their families. As we move into the new creative economy, the information on these pages thoroughly debunks the old stereotype of the ‘starving artist’. Opportunities abound like never before and employers are in hot pursuit of the best and brightest creative talent.”
–Sue Hinkin, director of career services, Savannah College of Art and Design

“This book is a unique resource for artists in all disciplines as it provides valuable insight into creative careers via real-life professional profiles.”
–Elisa Seeherman, director of career services, The University of the Arts

“Elaina Loveland’s book is a valuable resource for those aspiring to a career in Arts and Letters. It’s chock full of real-world advice from people who have been there and done that. Not only would it make a perfect graduation gift, it’s the quintessential remedy for those stuck in jobs that pay the bills but make it a chore to get out of bed every Monday morning.”
–Scott Hoffman, Managing Member, Folio Literary Management, LLC

Published by SuperCollege, LLC
May 2007, revised in 2009
paperback / 256 pages
ISBN-13: 9781932662184
ISBN-10: 1932662189