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Artistic Directors determine and oversee implementation of artistic policies for performing arts organisations such as theatre companies, dance companies, music ensembles, festivals or venues.


  • manages artistic and media productions to meet quality, cost and timing specifications
  • formulates and develops organisations' artistic policies and selects and plans organisations' artistic programs
  • hiring and managing artistic staff.


  • stressful.

To become an Artistic Director

  • Extensive experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability is needed to work as an Artistic Director. In addition, you usually need a formal qualification in performing arts or another related field. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

    Find a Bachelor of Performing Arts

Skills employers are looking for

  • Art Direction

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  • Communication Skills

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  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Building Relationships

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