Careers in Arts and Communications
The arts are thriving in Texas - and you can too!
Feeling Creative? You’ll be in good company in the arts and culture industry. If you’re technically inclined, you’ll find lots of opportunities to work behind the scenes – designing, directing, producing, writing and publishing multimedia and other creative content. Short-term training (usually from a few months to about two years) can get you started in some of these positions, while you’ll need more advanced training or a bachelor’s degree for others.
Did you know?
The Texas Arts and Culture Industry has grown more than 30% over the past decade, generating $6 billion for the Texas economy.1
CAREERS IN ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Put your creative talents to work in the thriving Texas arts and communications scene.
We’re the home of South by Southwest® (SXSW). So of course Texas has a thriving arts and communications industry.
Texas artistic roots run deep. From country and folk to Tejano and pop, Texas artists make the charts. Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Selena Gomez, Eva Longoria, Matthew McConaughey all call Texas home. And when it comes to the business of arts and communications, look no further to find some of the nation’s top advertising, creative and public relations agencies running campaigns for Dr. Pepper, Carnival Cruises, Home Depot, Southwest Airlines and Universal Parks & Resorts.
While many of the jobs in this sector are concentrated in our bigger cities, you’ll find activity in arts and communications in every community across the state. You’ll also find colleges and universities with recognized programs in communications, design, music and theatre. It’s all deep in the arts of Texas.
1. State of the Arts Report. Texas Cultural Trust. (2023, April 20). Accessed September 2023.