Arts, Design, Fashion, and Entertainment

Explore careers in the arts by exploring the links below.  Found a career you're interested in? Stop by our office or make an appointment with a career advisor and begin networking to learn more.

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Quicklinks: Job and Internship Resources | Student Organizations & Departmental ResourcesAlumni to Know

Job and Internship Resources





As with most industries, in fashion there is no single source for all internship opportunities. In addition to reviewing the links below, review company websites and/or LinkedIn postings. 


Student Organizations & Departmental Resources

  • Arts League - Arts League plans to work with students to promote the arts at W&L and celebrate the many artists on campus. Arts League believes in promoting a more creative atmosphere on campus by promoting one another's work in all of the arts. We will promote our artists to the rest of campus as well as the Lexington Community! We plan to promote the pre-existing arts events on campus as well to create exciting events for the entire campus.
  • Dance Company - The dance company aims to give all students interested in dance the opportunity to study dance, create dance and perform dance both on campus and off. 
  • WLUR - W&L radio station

Alumni To Know

One of the best ways to explore careers and find job opportunities is to network with professionals. Below are alumni who have experience in the field and have volunteered to be a resource to you. Not sure how to begin networking? Stop by our office to get started.

Colton Klein '15

Colton graduated from Washington and Lee in 2015 with a BA in Art History, a BS in Business Administration, and a minor in Studio Art. He is currently a Specialist Assistant in the Impressionist & Modern Art Department at Sotheby’s in New York, where he researches and catalogues works for sale and liaises with important collectors on acquisitions, sales, and appraisals. He is a former member of the Sotheby’s Graduate Training Program and held internships at W&L’s Staniar Gallery and at Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York.

Lauren Sturdy '11

Lauren graduated from Washington and Lee in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and minor in Museum Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Lauren is very interested in working with museums with cultural heritage collections, and at Washington and Lee had the opportunity to work with University Collections on campus and to do internships at the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage and the Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute. These gave Lauren experience with collections management, conservation science and conservation respectively, and helped her to decide that her real passion is for conservation science. Lauren is currently a Materials Science and Engineering PhD student at Northwestern University studying the aging of artists' alkyd paints. She would be happy to talk with students interested in museum related work, particularly conservation science and conservation.

Jenna Worsham '10

Broadway: The Heidi Chronicles (Associate Director); Picnic (SDC Fellowship). Off-Broadway/New York: The Siblings Play by Ren Dara Santiago (Cherry Lane Theatre);  Street Children by Pia Scala-Zankel (New Ohio Theatre, NY Times Critics' Pick); gUN Country (Houses on the Moon Theater, A.R.T/New York Gural Theater); Have You Been There by Emily Zemba and The First Immigrant by Martyna Majok (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Invincible Ones by Samantha Cooper (Signature Center/Columbia MFA Thesis Production); Balm in Gilead (Lee Strasbourg Institute); Here to Be Seen (featuring a cast of formerly incarcerated women, commissioned by the Brooklyn District Attorney); Kids by Daniel Talbott (IRT); The Vagina Monologues for Taconic Correctional Facility (also at Cherry Lane Theatre). 

Erin Barrineau '06

Erin graduated from Washington and Lee in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. After graduation, she entered the Master of Architecture program at the University of Maryland and graduated in December 2010. She stayed on at the University of Maryland to teach an undergraduate course in Architectural History and joined Suzane Reatig Architecture in Washington, DC. She oversaw several multi-family housing projects spanning the east coast from New York City to Miami. In her role as Project Architect, Erin was responsible for all phases of design, from initial schematics all the way through to construction completion. Today she is a Project Architect for The Monument Companies in Richmond. Erin is happy to speak with any students who may be interested in pursuing architecture or any design related field.

Kasey Oliver '11L

Kasey Oliver graduated from Washington and Lee Law School in 2011 and moved to the West Coast to pursue entertainment law. After settling in Los Angeles, Kasey began working at Miramax Films and is now a Senior Counsel in the Business and Legal Affairs department. In her current role, Kasey primarily works in Miramax’s distribution business. Her responsibilities include drafting and negotiating TV and Digital agreements for domestic and international licensees. She is also involved with theatrical acquisitions and productions.