Arts Professional

Communicate ideas, impressions and facts through media, interpret compositions such as a musical scores and scripts for performance.

Arts Professional

Arts Professional

Roles and responsibilities

An arts professional is typically involved in:

  • conceiving and developing ideas, styles, characters, emotions and themes and translating them through artistic presentation
  • reading scripts and undertaking research to gain understanding of parts, themes and characterisations
  • composing music and dance routines and creating visual forms such as paintings, pictures and sculptures
  • learning lines, parts, cues, dance routines and music
  • performing music, dances, dramatic roles and other parts for audience entertainment
  • transporting and setting up photographic equipment, and taking photographs

Arts professionals may find employment as performers, writers, directors, managers and administrators within film, theatre, music or dance companies, galleries, museums and festival or events management companies. They may even be self-employed.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

An arts professional is typically involved in:

  • conceiving and developing ideas, styles, characters, emotions and themes and translating them through artistic presentation
  • reading scripts and undertaking research to gain understanding of parts, themes and characterisations
  • composing music and dance routines and creating visual forms such as paintings, pictures and sculptures
  • learning lines, parts, cues, dance routines and music
  • performing music, dances, dramatic roles and other parts for audience entertainment
  • transporting and setting up photographic equipment, and taking photographs

Arts professionals may find employment as performers, writers, directors, managers and administrators within film, theatre, music or dance companies, galleries, museums and festival or events management companies. They may even be self-employed.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

UWA Graduate Experiences

Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin, the former UWA Arts student described as "sublimely talented, witty, smart and unabashedly offensive" in a musical career that has taken the world by storm, is awarded an honorary doctorate by The University of Western Australia.
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