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Arts & Communication

The Arts & Communication program is a launchpad for creative careers and offers students exploration, experiential learning, internship, and job opportunities in a range of professions, including (but not limited to): creative practices, arts administration, entertainment, journalism & writing, marketing, media, museums & archives, publishing, and strategic communications.

What Does Artificial Intelligence Mean for the Creative Industry?

Humans are constantly making new technological advances, many of which are intended to improve our everyday lives. Nowadays artificial intelligence is all the rage, with companies such as OpenAI developing products that are capable of interacting with humans on a …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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What Is Entertainment Law?

Companies, creative artists, and others who work in the entertainment industry — such as film, television, music, and publishing — use entertainment law services to protect their interests. 

Entertainment law is a dynamic field with a broad scope of work incorporating negotiating, …

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Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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On Not Writing: An Illustrated Guide to My Anxieties

Ingrid Rojas Contreras discusses writers block and what in fact qualifies as writing.

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Skill Building Courses

Cinematic Composition for Video Productions

Eduardo Angel
Composition is one of the least understood yet most important aspects of video. Like good storytelling, in order to achieve…

Shane Snow on Storytelling

Shane Snow
View Shane’s LinkedIn Newsletter Storytelling is a powerful way to make people care about products, brands, and causes. It can…

Photography: Advanced Composition

Ben Long
What makes a good photo? Understanding why a composition works—or why it doesn’t—can be difficult. However, by analyzing images and…

Brand Redesign: Small Business

Von Glitschka
Rebranding can help a company rebuild a reputation or go in a new direction. For designers, rebranding projects present a…

Communicating Across Cultures (2018)

Tatiana Kolovou
View Tatiana’s LinkedIn Newsletter To succeed in a cross-cultural business setting, it’s important to understand the differences in how people…

International Marketing Foundations

Doug Ladd
Learn how to evaluate international markets and determine the best approaches for marketing your products and services overseas. Instructor Doug…

Crisis Communication Planning After a Ransomware or Other Cybersecurity Attack

David Oates
Cyberattacks are a huge problem, but you can prepare your organization with a multi-faceted communications program to inform and reassure…

Strategies for Negotiation Nano Tips with Chris Croft

Chris Croft
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, unlock…

Working with High-Conflict People as a Manager

Marlene Chism
View Marlene’s LinkedIn Newsletter Managers need to work with all types of people, even those considered to be difficult or…

Complex Negotiation Tips

Carolyn Goerner
Sometimes foundational skills aren’t enough to manage complex negotiations. There are too many moving parts to broker, too much at…

Just Ask: Kwame Christian on Discussing Race

Kwame Christian
To make strides towards equity and inclusion at work, professionals need to have honest discussions about race. But if you…

How to Resolve Conflict and Boost Productivity through Deep Listening

Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Everyone wants to feel heard. The costs of ignoring important voices can range from office mishaps to massive global crises.…

Becoming Assertive: Advocate for Your Interests

TJ Guttormsen
Authentic assertiveness is about more than just speaking powerfully and confidently. In this course, instructor TJ Guttormsen explains some fundamentals…

Asking for and Getting What You Want

Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Don’t limit your inner jury to being your critic. In this audio-only course from How to Be Awesome at Your…

Public Speaking for Non-Native English Speakers

Peter Novak
Speaking in public isn’t easy for most people, and if English isn’t your first or second language, it might be…

Virtual Meetings for Non-Native English Speakers

Liesje Sandler
Online meetings have become increasingly important and are the norm for almost everyone these days. Leading digital meetings is challenging…

Building the Courage to Speak Up and Stand Out at Work

Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Courage is a skill you build—not a trait you’re born with. But it can be tough to drum up in…

Communication Skills for Modern Management

Jean Marie DiGiovanna
As a manager, the way you communicate is the foundation for how you foster engagement and achieve high performance with…

Humor in the Workplace

Izzy Gesell
Humor can change lives and relationships. In this course, organizational consultant and former standup comedian Izzy Gesell helps us better…

Charlene Li on Digital Leadership

Charlene Li
View Charlene’s LinkedIn Newsletter Today’s most influential leaders have an online presence. But how do you lead “digitally” and engage…

Career & Exploration Guides


Aleszu Bajak

  • Editor and

Dr. Lisa Biggs

  • Assistant Professor Brown University

Chip Garner

  • Senior Vice President MWWPR

Alexandra Juhasz

  • Distinguished Professor of Film Brooklyn College, CUNY

Inda Schaenen

  • Writer, Journalist, Professor, Certified English Language Arts Teacher

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