Media, Arts & Entertainment

The media, arts and entertainment industry includes people involved in:

  • Movie, video, radio and television industries
  • Newspaper, magazine, book or online publishing
  • Performing arts (dance, theatre, music etc)
  • Visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography etc)
  • Library, museum and archiving services

Associations, Peak Bodies & Government Organisations

Visit these organisations to find out more about each industry including information about jobs, career paths and training opportunities.

Australian Graphic Design Association
Australian Directors Guild
Australian Society of Authors
Australian Songwriters Association
Australian Writers' Guild
Creative Victoria
Film Victoria
Live Performance Australia

Career Profiles

Find out about the types of jobs that people do in the media, arts and entertainment industries


Christopher, 25

Robert, 21

"You need to work hard, so practice and give it time."

Trent, early-2

Adam is  employed as an senior artist at IR Gurus.

Public relations officers plan, develop, put into place and evaluate information and communication strategies that present the organisation to the public, clients and other stakeholders. They also promote good information flows within the organisation. Read more.
From howitzers to car collisions, if it involves split second timing, crashes, explosions and flying debris, Carmine knows all about how to film it. Find out more.
As an Indigenous Project Officer Trainee you will get to visit galleries across Australia for meetings and conferences and also get to work closely with the Aboriginal community. Find out more about being an Indigenous Project Officer!

Michael, Freelance Photographer

A Media Presenter a very challenging job and every day is so different. They research and write all thier own material as well as present it. Media Presenters have fantastic opportunities to travel. Not only that, but being able to go along to some major sporting events! Read more.
How do you become a journalist?

Shaun, Contemporary Dancer

Jane, mid 30s

How do you become a hairdresser?
What does an usher do?
A storyliners' job, in conjunction with the story editor, is to make up the plot for a television series. Each week they plot five episodes, discuss the major stories for the week and then plot the episodes scene by scene. Read more.
What does a pyrotechnician do?
So what does an editor do?

Susannah, 33

As a Circus Performer your working day is anything but typical, your workmates are acrobats, physical trainers, choreographers, directors and dancers. Circus Performer's have to be somewhat fearless and they have to know how to have a good time. Find out more!
How do you become a cartoonist?
Audio engineers work in the live audio environment, which might include anything from "mixing a mate's band in a pub" to theatrical mixing, where you're working with orchestras and singers on stage, to engineering sound for choreographed dance routines. Find out more about being an audio engineer!
What is an artist?

Jane, late 20s

What is it like to be a graphic designer?

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