Resources to help students explore a career in arts and culture.
Your students need to know the realities of self-employment – its benefits and challenges – if they want to earn a living from their art. The Art of Managing Your Career and Discipline Enhancements (in writing, theatre, music, dance, film, visual arts, crafts, and digital media) with a high school Teacher's Guide will help you introduce them to the business skills they will need as self-employed artists. Also available is Artist as Entrepreneur, a Grade 11 college preparation course material created by teachers for teachers.
Introduce your students to the lingo, networks, job opportunities, education paths, and career potential in the different cultural sub-sectors. Use the teacher's guide Lights Up! and the 8 mini sites and 6 corresponding booklets (in visual arts and crafts, live performing arts, film and television, music and sound recording, writing and publishing, and heritage) to engage them in considering a career in culture.
A successful career in Digital Media inevitably means being part of a creative team. Towards a Career in Digital Media prepares students for that reality. This 12-lesson mini-course, intended to be integrated into existing curriculum, is for grade 12 students in visual arts, language arts and computer science who are contemplating a career in the Digital Media industry. Through the specific learning objectives of each lesson, students come together as a simulated Digital Media team: they gain understanding of their vital individual roles in creating a DM product, and are exposed to the full range of skills needed by all players on the team.