The only thing that’s true about the statement “there are no jobs in the Arts”, is that it’s an outdated stereotype. Flinders Bachelor of Arts alumni have well proven that a degree in the Arts can take you far in life.
Take, for example, Renae Leith-Manos. She is the perfect example of how diverse your career can be with a Bachelor of Arts. Having worked in newspapers, magazines, TV, radio and digital media, Renae is regularly called upon as a commentator, media consultant and journalist. Nowadays, she divides her time 50/50 between her two homes in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Sydney.
Or Ryan Manhire, who went from high school drop-out to BA to PhD to the world with a postdoc at one of Europe’s leading ethical centres in the Czech Republic.
Or Sara Siami who worked her way up to Human Resources Director at global fitness company SWEAT, the brainchild of Tobi Pearce and Kayla Itsines, and has since founded her own P&C business, The People Plugin.
Or James Currie, who won the Australian Screen Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 for his work in the screen industry.
And these are just some of the stories of Flinders Bachelor of Arts students who have gone on to have incredible jobs in the Arts in a variety of industries.