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INDUSTRY INSIGHT

ARTS AND MULTIMEDIA

The art, multimedia and technology industries are home to a variety of jobs and roles, including careers that are creative and hands-on as well as those that support the essential systems that produce, organize, promote, and manage services. The industry embraces traditional roles and is ever expanding as new media and methods of communication come to market. 

Academic Pursuits

Students can build the skills needed to pursue aopportunity in a creative field through hands-on experience in and out of the classroom. If the art, multimedia, and technology sectors are interesting to you, you will be able to find opportunities that will fit your own unique interests, skills, and talents.

This sector needs creative individuals who can grow and drive the industry. UW Oshkosh alumni who currently work in the art, multimedia and technology sectors have studied:  

  • Accounting
  • Art and Fine Arts 
  • Communication Studies 
  • Computer Science 
  • Human Resource Management
  • Interactive Web Management 
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Public Relations
  • Radio/TV/Film
  • Theatre Arts 

Average Starting Salary

The average salary for UW Oshkosh graduates who are working in this field within the first year of graduating

UW Oshkosh also offers minors and certificates that can accompany any major and provide you with a specific additional focus. 

  • Advertising 
  • Analytics 
  • Business Administration 
  • Business Analysis or Analytics 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Dance 
  • Financial Management 
  • Global Business 
  • Information Systems 
  • Law and Policy 
  • Media Studies 
  • Multimedia Journalism 
  • Music Industry 
  • Operations Research 
  • Organizational Communications 
  • Social Media 
  • Web Design 
  • Web and Mobile Development 

Job Outlook

Employment opportunities in the art and multimedia industries are as varied and exciting as the field itself. From 2020–2030, the following occupations will are projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.

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Producers and Directors

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Special Effects Artists and Animators

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Web Developers and Digital Designers

TOP CAREER AREAS

BUSINESS 

Accountant, financial specialist, marketing, public relations manager, social media specialist, talent management

PERFORMANCE 

Actor, artist, musician, on-air talent

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 

Web developer, network specialist, database administrator

IN-DEMAND SKILLS

  • Creativity 
  • Critical thinking 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Attention to Detail 
  • Design 
  • Editing 
  • Communication 
  • Efficiency 

Work in the Art and Multimedia Fields

Our alumni who work in this field have worked with the following organizations.

Salary and employment statistics for UW Oshkosh graduates are self reported and given based on their experiences and opportunities they secured within 9 months after graduation. Data is pulled from the UW Oshkosh First Destination Survey and is an average of reported data from the previous three years.

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