Career Resources for Creative Wayfinding

Creative Wayfinding is intentionally signaling to CTSA students opportunities for professional pathways. It’s being intentional about how we educate and prepare our students as creative leaders and how their education with us provides transferable skills in both arts and industry. This includes how we are developing our pipeline with K-12, advancing opportunities during their time as a student at CTSA, and building community with our alumni. The pipeline development and professional pathways are strengthened by our strategic partnerships with K12 schools, arts organizations and industry.

Tiffany Ana López, Ph.D., Dean and Claire Trevor Professor

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Career Guides

Industry Resumes

Whether you are applying to a gallery or auditioning for a performance, it is important to have a strong resume specifically for your industry.  Use CTSA's Arts Industry Career Quick Guide for quick tips on how to create your arts industry-specific resume.

General Resumes & Cover Letters

The UCI Division of Career Pathways (DCP) has a plethora of resources that educates and engages UCI students and alumni to realize their career potential.  Here are some resources offered to help build your resume and cover letter:

Other DCP Resources

Want personalized assistance on your general career plan?  Reach out to CTSA’s Division of Career Pathways liaison, Cari Malek!

UCI Stepping Blocks

Through the Office of Institutional Research, UCI Stepping Blocks gathers education and workforce data to help you find career content that matches your interests, explore related majors and jobs, view outcomes of your school's alumni, analyze tuition and scholarships, and much more. Anyone with a UCI NetID may login and access this data.



Check back for more upcoming Creative Wayfinding events!


Past Events:

Teaching Artist Panel, featuring Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Monday, November 13, 2023, 4:30-6 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Learn more about teaching artistry as a profession, how to become one, what employers are looking for, and how to develop your career. View recording online.


On-Campus Opportunities

Certificate in Arts Management

Proudly presented by UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business in partnership with The Claire Trevor School of the Arts, the Certificate in Arts Management is an interactive, online program led by vanguard faculty who teach foundational business principles for practical applications in the arts and creative industries.


Creative Connections

The Creative Connections program provides a paid, year-long teaching artist internship to UCI arts majors, preparing them to develop and implement arts-based curriculum and projects for K-12 students in collaboration with an Orange County area educator.


Arts Launch Internship Program

The Arts Launch Internship program offers CTSA students year-long, paid professional development internships to explore career and professional pathways in the creative sector.


University Studies 193 Field Study/Internship

This elective course allows students from all majors to receive 2-4 units of academic credit for an approved internship on or off-campus. This course is managed online via UCI Canvas including assignment submissions as well as supplemental resources. Email for more information.


Job Resources


Are you an Employer interested in hiring CTSA students? Post your opportunity on UCI's Handshake platform!


Other Resources

  • CTSA's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • artEquity provides tools, resources, and training at the intersection of art and activism
  • Create CA advocates for high-quality arts education for all students by providing policy expertise and mobilizing a statewide network of advocates and allied partners
  • Californians for the Arts is the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary organization focused on advancing and building public awareness of the value and impact of arts, culture and creativity across California