Careers in the arts take many forms
What is your dream career?
Will you turn your passion for art history into advocating for arts accessibility like Claire Aichholzer’15?
Or maybe you will become a New York Times best-selling author after double majoring in creative writing and acting like Madeline Roux’08.
Perhaps you’ll continue to perform on stage while exploring how theatre can be used as a therapeutic tool like Alice Gehrke’16.
Chart your own path
Faculty mentors, alumni, and fellow students help you expand your creative practice. Through coursework, student groups, work experience, and other opportunities, you learn to tell stories via your preferred medium and then take those skills into any career you pursue.
Alicia works with students in the scene shop to help bring shows to life. Students not only learn practical skills necessary for technical theatre, but also how to be more sustainable in the work they’re doing.
Scott Espeseth advises students in pursuing opportunities in the visual arts, including exhibitions, internships, and graduate studies.
Chris advises students in creative writing, especially fiction writing and nature writing. Chris also help students pursue publishing and literary editing opportunities.
As director of the dance program, Chris works with students on dance performance and choreography as well as somatics and kinesiology.
Amy Sarno is a director/deviser interested in the impacts theatre has on social change. Most recently her work has focused on verbatim and documentary performance. Sarno enjoys mentoring student projects that create dialogue in the community.
Shelbi mentors students in theatre design and technology specializing in costume design, cultural representation onstage, fashion history, and sustainable fashion practices.
Professor Williams is a working artist who is committed to teaching students the Business of Art alongside traditional and new media techniques.
Beloit’s been quite a ride for Tony Renzema’22
A flexible curriculum, liberal arts focus, and affordability first drew Tony Renzema to Beloit. He’ll graduate with a major in media studies after recording two albums in college music studios, playing to appreciative fans on campus, and touring with his band.
ARTS CONNECT Festival
The Arts Channel is hosting a 2-day festival for students and alumni to celebrate careers in the arts.more
Living the writer’s life
Julia Heney’10 knew she wanted to write when she came to Beloit. She found the encouragement and opportunities she needed to realize her dream.more