Careers and Internships for studio art majors

Meet with your advisors

  • Explore possibilities with your faculty advisor. Your professors can also help you with advice on career questions in their field of expertise.
  • Define your goals and develop search strategies. Career Advisors at the Career Development Center (CDC) are here to help you develop strategies to find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access resources. Students and alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Use the MHC Intern Network to connect with MHC students and recent alumnae who have held internships. Search by major, location, position, or employer.
  • Learn how to conduct informational interviews with people working in the field and find alumnae through the Alumnae Association Career Directory. They can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school.

Research

  • ArtSearch is an excellent source for arts-related jobs and internships. A code for free account access is available in Handshake, our job, internship and resource portal.
    Provides a job search database for careers in the arts in a wide range of fields.
  • Art Career Links
  • ArtSchools.com
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • Buzzfile and Vault Career Insider are useful tools available through the CDC for in-depth career research into specific areas of interest.
  • GoinGlobal provides country-specific career information, expert advice, and insider tips for finding employment opportunities at home and abroad. Login with Handshake, our job, internship, and resource portal.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, this online database gives a detailed description of various fields/occupations including interpreters & translators, social scientists, teachers, and international business consultants.

Jobs and internships for studio art majors

Examples:

Jobs and internships completed by studio art majors:

  • Palm Designs
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (as well as many museums throughout the U.S.)
  • U.S. States Attorney’s Office
  • Various Art Galleries (including the McKee Gallery, Richardson Clarke Gallery, and more)
  • Sotheby’s
  • Manhattan Ensemble Theater
  • Longue Vue House and Gardens
  • DiReggio Advertising
  • Glamour Magazine
  • Various Public and Private Schools

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Art Teacher
  • Museum Curator/Curatorial Assistant
  • Educator at a Museum
  • Collections Manager
  • Marketing Associate
  • Graphic Designer
  • Landscape Architect/Artist
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Lighting Specialist
  • Production Coordinator
  • Program Director/Coordinator
  • Editor/Editorial Assistant
  • Legal Assistant