Entertainment and sports careers encompass every facet of the entertainment and sports industries. In both entertainment and sports, there are industry organizations at the local, regional, and national levels. The most common careers in this cluster can be broken down into four subcategories: instruction or coaching, production or direction, business or management, and athletic or artistic performance.
Designing your major
Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to entertainment and sports, including:
- Cinema and Media Arts
- Arts Management
- Audio Engineering and Sound Production
- Game Design
- Sports Marketing & Management
- Music Performance
- Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management
- Theatre and Drama
- Parks, Recreation, and The Outdoors
- Cinematic Arts, BFA
- Musical Theatre
- Sports Media
- Exercise Science
- Recreational Therapy
Learn about careers in the field
Learn through experience
Join a student organization
Student organizations can help us clarify our interests and build experience. Here are a few ideas of organizations in this area:
- Union Board
- Music Production Club
- Music Industry Networking Club
- Recreational Sports
- IU Student Television
- Marching Hundred
- IU Outdoor Adventures
- Media School’s list of student media organizations
- The University tWits Sketch Comedy Group
- Standup at IU
- The Business World of Sports
- Sports Marketing Alliance at Indiana University
- Student Athletic Board
Volunteering in the community has many benefits for the community and for your personal and professional development. How can you use your knowledge and skills to make a difference?
- WFHB Community Radio
- Indiana Public Media
- Monroe County Parks and Recreation Department
- Hoosier Sports Corp
- IU Auditorium
- Buskirk-Chumley Theater
- IU Recreational Sports
- Bloomington Parks and Recreation Dept.
- Media School’s Stories of Peace
Interested in graduate school?
In this field, some common graduate school programs may include arts management, communications, applied sports science, athletic administration, music/theatre performance and many more!
There are many ways to explore careers, through research, gaining experience, and talking with other people. Your career coach is here to mentor you and help you find ways to explore that fit you best.