Careers in the Arts Webinar Series

The Florida Alliance for Arts Education will host a series of CAREERS IN THE ARTS webinars for Middle and High School students from 10 – 10:30 AM on May 18 - 20.  These webinars will feature outstanding experts sharing their work as part of the Creative Economy. 

We promise to get you thinking NOW about your FUTURE.

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Jason Ohlsen
Digital Worlds Institute

May 18, 2015 – 10:00 – 10:30 AM
Translating a Passion for the Arts into a Career Path

Why are the arts important? What are some different routes I could take to explore my creative abilities?  Are there creative careers out there that I haven’t even heard of?  What could I be doing now to prepare myself?  These questions, and many more will be the topic of this webinar as professionals from all over the state in the music, dance, acting, gaming, design, and science industries discuss how the arts have impacted their lives and careers.


Marki Suvadjzic
Professor at UF's Digital Worlds Institute

May 19, 2015 – 10:00 – 10:30 AM
Creative Careers in the Gaming Industry

Are you interested in entering the video games industry? Do you want to learn more about roles and responsibilities of various contributors like level designers, programmers, game testers, etc.?  This webinar will present a cross view of the careers in the video game industry. Topics of discussion will include: various professional roles, salary averages, the geography of where to study and work, and a review of the skills necessary to enter the industry.


Dr. Mary Palmer
Professor Emerita and Former College of Education Dean, UCF

May 20, 2015 – 10:00 – 10:30 AM
Film, Events, Dance, Broadway, Games... oh my!! Career Opportunities for YOU

Are you interested in film-making? Or event development and production? Or how to have a dance career without dancing? Or directing Broadway shows? Or maybe creating and producing digital games?  If yes, discover the pathway to the future that interests YOU!  Guest speakers:   Rob McCaffney, Digital Media Program Chair, Valencia College; Dr. Suzanne Salapa, Dance Faculty at Valenica State and Rollins College; Triesta Hall, Department Chair of Digital Publishing, Digital Arts & Design, Graphic Design, Full Sail University; R.K. Kelley, Former Director of Entertainment, Walt Disney World Entertainment and a Community Leader; Kenny Howard, Education Director, Florida Theatrical Association; Show Director/Producer, NYC.