Arts, Media & Entertainment

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Arts, Media & Entertainment Career Community Manager

E-mail Katherine

914.395.2566

Sarah Lawrence College alumni who work in arts, media, and entertainment are at the top of their field, from Ann Patchett and J.J. Abrams to Meredith Monk and Yoko Ono. Their shared Sarah Lawrence College connection is no coincidence: our industry-active faculty ensures students foster and follow through on their art.

This career community provides resources for students interested in creating, inventing, writing, designing, and performing.

Animation, Web Design & Graphic Design

Sarah Lawrence College students are at the cutting edge of art and technology, drawing inspiration from courses such as Art and Code, Nonfiction Animation and 3D Modeling. On campus, students have created animated films screened across the United States and Japan, showcased their work in multimedia installations from Brooklyn to Yonkers, and interned at industry leaders like DC Comics.

General Skills

  • Familiarity with industry standard software, such as Linux and Autodesk Maya
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • HTML
  • Creativity
  • Sketching and drawing ability
  • Emphasis on storytelling
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work as a team

Sample Job Titles

  • Animation Producer
  • Animator
  • Art Director
  • Background Designer
  • Design Specialist
  • Game Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Project Manager
  • Video Game Designer
  • Web Developer

Past Student Internships

  • Brandsway Creative
  • DC Comics
  • Dreamworks
  • eBay
  • Full Circle Animation
  • Games for Change
  • Marvel
  • Osmos
  • Sonos
  • Teak Digital

Employers to Consider

  • Blizzard
  • Blue Mountain Media
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • EA Games
  • Industrial Light & Magic
  • Lounge Lizard
  • Microsoft
  • Pixar
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Warner Bros. Animation

Professional Associations

Students interested in animation, graphic design, and web design should check out AIGA, the professional association for design.

Digital Media, Marketing & Communications

Through four years of interdisciplinary studies in psychology, writing, economics, anthropology, and visual arts, our students leave Sarah Lawrence College with a unique understanding of the 21st century consumer and how to engage with them, applying that knowledge to internships with start-ups, public relations companies, and in-house marketing firms.

General Skills

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of industry standard marketing software such as BrandChamp
  • Advanced knowledge of social media platforms
  • Ability to analyze quantifiable metrics
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Basic design skills
  • Content management
  • Critical thinking
  • News and industry analysis
  • Good copy and visual storytelling abilities
  • Project management
  • Relationship skills
  • Time management
  • Understanding of brevity
  • Understanding of WordPress
  • Written and visual content creation, curation, and management

Sample Job Titles

  • Art Director
  • Brand Coordinator
  • Content Writer
  • Creative Director
  • Digital Content Editor
  • Digital Engagement Specialist
  • Event Planner
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Media Planner
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publicist
  • Social Media Communications Strategist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Web Content Manager

Past Student Internships

  • 72 and Sunny
  • Agentry PR
  • AOL/HuffPost
  • BBDO
  • Big Spaceship
  • Brandsway Creative
  • CodedPR
  • Contently
  • Cutters Studios
  • Elise Garland Public Relations
  • Grey
  • Krupp Group Public Relations
  • Laird + Partners
  • Marketing EDGE
  • Michele Marie PR
  • Oglivy
  • RG Narrative
  • Sally Fischer Public Relations
  • Spark Group
  • VaynerMedia
  • Viacom
  • Vice Media
  • Wunderkind PR

Employers to Consider

  • 5W Public Relations
  • Bernstein-Rein
  • Bloomberg
  • BuzzFeed
  • D’Esposito and Partners
  • Edelman
  • Facebook
  • Interpublic Group
  • Ketchum
  • Lazar Partners
  • Omnicom
  • Refinery29
  • Rudder Finn
  • Turner
  • Weber Shandwick
  • Worldcom
  • WPP
  • Young and Rubicam

Fashion

As Vera Wang '71 said during her 2013 Commencement address, "The sophistication and significance of Sarah Lawrence's academic tenets continue to provide a timeless and unique formula for the future success of their graduates." Because of these tenets and internships at fashion houses, magazines and museums, Sarah Lawrence alumni forge successful careers in the fashion industry.

General Skills

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Exposure industry specific marketing software, i.e. BrandChamp, Launchmetric, Magneto
  • Knowledge of the history of fashion and general history of art
  • Understanding of current trends
  • Background in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Visualization skills

Sample Job Titles

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion/Beauty/Accessories Editor
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Influencer
  • Merchandiser
  • Fashion Assistant
  • Inventory Planner
  • Fashion Concierge
  • Showroom Assistant
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Licensing Coordinator
  • Stylist
  • Fashion Writer

Past Student Internships

  • Agentry PR
  • Anthropologie
  • BFA
  • Caroline Herrera New York
  • ELLE Magazine
  • Esquire
  • Harper's Bazaar
  • Her Fashion Box
  • Marchesa
  • Mavi Jeans
  • MET Costume Institute
  • Micaela Erlanger Studios
  • Moda Operandi
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • Pixie Market
  • Proenza Schouler
  • Shoshanna
  • Tucker

Employers to Consider

  • Estee Lauder
  • Mode PR
  • Conde Nast
  • LVMH
  • MichaelKors
  • Refinery29
  • PVH
  • Tapestry
  • YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP

Professional Assocaition

Students interested in fashion should check out Fashion Group International.

Film & Television

"It started as conference work…"

Our students have used their Sarah Lawrence College screenplays, short films, and narrative projects as the seed for their future award-winning television and radio shows. It is no wonder Variety consistently names Sarah Lawrence one of the best film schools in the world with programs like Cinema Sarah Lawrence, which allows students to work on a feature film on location. With a vast alumni network and industry active faculty, our film students are able to   flash cut into the entertainment industry after completing competitive internships at production companies such as HBO and NBCUniversal.

General Skills

  • Knowledge of editing equipment, such as Avid, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to sustain working long hours
  • Story, creative development, writing, and pre-production
  • Knowledge of producing software, such as Movie Magic Budget and Schedule
  • Experience with set production

Sample Job Titles

  • Cinematographer
  • Camera Operator
  • Production Designer
  • Editor
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Line Producer
  • Director of Photography
  • Production Assistant
  • Costume Designer
  • Screenwriter

Past Student Internships

  • Anchor Light Productions
  • BBC Worldwide
  • Bleecker Street
  • Comedy Central
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
  • Grand Street Media
  • HBO
  • IFC Films
  • JuVee Productions
  • "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"
  • “Late Night with Seth Meyers”
  • Little Monsters Films
  • Magnolia Pictures
  • Maven Pictures
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • NBCUniversal
  • NorthSouth Productions
  • Pretty Matches Productions
  • Starz Entertainment
  • Tangerine Entertainment
  • Television Academy Foundation
  • The Orchard
  • The Paley Center for Media
  • "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon"
  • Tribeca Film Festival
  • Viacom
  • Women Make Movies

Employers to Consider

  • A & E Television Networks
  • ABC 
  • AMC Networks
  • Atlantic Pictures
  • BBC
  • Black Entertainment Television (BET)
  • Blue Sky Studios
  • Discovery Communications
  • Dream Works Studios
  • Elstree Studio
  • ESPN
  • Fox
  • Lakeshore Entertainment
  • Lionsgate
  • Lucasfilm
  • MacGillvrary Freeman Films
  • Morgan Creek Productions
  • NBC Universal
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Pixar
  • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
  • Sony Pictures
  • Spyglass Entertainment
  • Telemundo
  • The CW
  • Turner, a Time Warner Company
  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • Univision
  • Viacom
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Warner Brothers
  • Working Title Films

Professional Associations

Students interested in film, radio, and television broadcasting should check out the following professional associations:

Journalism

Sarah Lawrence College journalism students not only know how to write but what to write about. Over four years of interdisciplinary study and participation in our pre-journalism program, they hone their research skills in conference work, becoming experts in a variety of subjects from economics and psychology to literature and visual arts. Our alumni have won the Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Awards for their journalism, and while as undergraduates students, undertaken prestigious internships from The Daily Beast to Vice Media and contribute to publications such as The Huffington Post and The Observer.

General Skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Articulation
  • Knowledge of style guides, such as AP Style and the Yahoo! Style Guide
  • Fact checking and editing
  • Organizing thoughts and ideas easily
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Public speaking
  • Interviewing skills
  • Storytelling and descriptive skills
  • Adherence to national and global reporting standards, such the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics

Sample Job Titles

  • Assignment Editor
  • Broadcast News Analysts
  • Copy Editor
  • Correspondent
  • Cultural Commentator
  • Digital Media Manager/Editor
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Line Producer
  • Multimedia Journalist
  • News Associate
  • Photo Journalist
  • Podcast Producer
  • Producer
  • Reporter
  • Sports Writer
  • Web Producer
  • Writer

Past Student Internships

  • BBC Worldwide
  • City Limits
  • Dow Jones News Fund
  • FiveThirtyEight
  • Hearst Television
  • Interview Magazine
  • MSNBC
  • National Review
  • Norwood News
  • NY1
  • The Daily Beast
  • The New York Observer
  • The New Yorker
  • The Other Stories
  • The Players' Tribune
  • The Week
  • Time, Inc.
  • Vice Media
  • WNYC

Recent Graduate School Placements

  • Columbia University
  • City University of New York 
  • The New School
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Goldsmith

Performing Arts: Theater, Dance & Music

Winning everything from Tony's to the MacArthur Genius Grant, Sarah Lawrence College alumni in the performing arts craft careers that speak to the power of the Sarah Lawrence College pedagogy. That passion continues to play out in our undergraduates, who perform in our award-winning lampoon, manage their own theater companies, and complete internships in dance, music, and production at companies such as The New York City Ballet and the Atlantic Theater Group.

General Skills

  • Creativity
  • Knowledge of music editing software, such as Logic Pro, Adobe Audition and Audacity
  • Knowledge of NYC/Regional Theater
  • Physical stamina
  • Flexible schedule
  • Strong reading, speaking, and memorization skills
  • Grant writing
  • Customer service

Sample Job Titles

  • Actor
  • Arts Administration
  • Arts Fundraiser
  • Choreographer
  • Dancer
  • Director
  • Grant Writer
  • Instructor
  • Performer
  • Producer
  • Teaching Artist

Past Student Internships

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • American Dance Institute
  • American Theatre Productions
  • Annoyance Theater
  • Atlantic Records
  • Atlantic Theater Company
  • Ballet Hispanico
  • BRIC
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Cherry Lane Theater
  • Immersive Escape Productions
  • Jacob’s Pillow
  • Lincoln Center
  • Mark Morris Dance Group
  • New Light Theatre Project
  • New Victory Theatre
  • New York City Ballet
  • New York Neo-Futurists
  • Pantages Theater
  • Parsons Dance Foundation
  • Penumbra Theater
  • People’s Improv Theatre
  • Second State Theatre
  • Signature Theater
  • Sony Music
  • TADA Productions
  • The Anthropologists
  • The Play Group Theatre
  • Trinity Repertory company

Employers to Consider

  • Atlantic Theater Company
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre
  • Columbia Records
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre
  • Manhattan Theater Club
  • New Dramatists
  • New Stage Theatre Company
  • New Victor Theater
  • Parity Productions
  • Playwrights Horizons
  • Punchdrunk
  • Recording Industry Association of America
  • Roundabout Theatre
  • Shazam
  • Spotify
  • Tada Youth Theater
  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • The Public Theatre
  • Third Rail Projects
  • WP Theater

Professional Associations

Students interested in the performing arts should check out the following professional associations:

Publishing

In conference and seminar settings, Sarah Lawrence students develop a unique critical language to discuss literature. They are competitive applicants for numerous positions at the "Big Five" publishing houses and boutique literary agencies, where our students apply an interdisciplinary knowledge to various subject areas and authors.

General Skills

  • Communication
  • Passion for new and emerging authors
  • Organization skills
  • Knowledge of style guides
  • Negotiating skills
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to detail
  • Good command of the English language
  • Strong writing
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills

Sample Job Titles

  • Art Director
  • Book Conservator
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Desktop Publishing Specialist
  • Editor
  • Editorial and Research Assistant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Literary Agent
  • Photo Editor
  • Photographer
  • Publicist
  • Sales Associate
  • Technical Writer
  • Writer

Past Student Internships

  • Archipelago Books
  • Columbia University Press
  • Folio Literary Management
  • Glitter Magazine
  • GO Magazine
  • HarperCollins
  • Hearst Magazines
  • Macmillan
  • McCormick Literary
  • New Village Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • PEN America
  • Penguin Random House
  • Poets House
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Stonesong
  • The Feminist Press
  • Thompson Literary Agency
  • Writers House Literary

Employers to Consider

  • Conde Nast
  • Folio Literary Management
  • Graywolf Literary Press
  • Hachette Book Group
  • InkWell Management
  • Scholastic Inc.
  • Skyhorse Publishing
  • Sterling Publishing
  • The Bent Agency
  • The Experiment
  • Time Warner
  • W. W. Norton & Company

Professional Associations

Students interested in publishing should check out the Association of American Publishers.

Visual Arts

With weekly transportation to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and numerous other opportunities, our students are at the pulse of the New York art world. Funded internships in photography and the visual arts allow students to sharpen their skills at top galleries such as the Guggenheim and the Whitney Museum of Modern Art. On campus, students collaborate with faculty with permanent collections at the Getty Center and the Museum of Modern Art, all while gaining interdisciplinary inspiration for their works.

General Skills

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Attention to detail
  • Advanced understanding of art history
  • Strong organization, project management, research, and creative skills
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Strong networking skills

Sample Job Titles

  • Architect
  • Archivist
  • Art Director
  • Curator
  • Docent
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Grant Writer
  • Interior Designer
  • Photographer
  • Production Coordinator
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Youth Educator

Past Student Internships

  • 511 Gallery
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Bartow Pell Mansion Museum
  • BRIC
  • Christie’s
  • Fisher Parrish Gallery
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Hudson River Museum
  • Intrepid
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • MOMA PS1
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Robin Rice Gallery
  • The Rubin Museum
  • The Jewish Museum
  • The New Museum
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • White Columns Gallery
  • Whitney Museum of American Art

Employers to Consider

  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Gagosian Gallery
  • International Center of Photography Museum
  • Museum of American Finance
  • Museum of the Moving Image
  • The Rubin Museum of Art

Professional Associations

Students interested in the visual arts should check out the Professional Association of Visual Artists.