Arts

Eph artists can be…dancers, graphic designers, stand-up comics, art therapists, set designers, music composers, curators, sculptors, fashion designers, architects, poets, authors, cartoonists, art educators, visual designers, film production assistants, animators. Interested in how a museum or gallery operates, raises funds, advocates, and markets its artists and programs? Arts Management may be your fit. Curious about the intersection of art, sound, and science? A career in Sound Art or film audio production may be your path.

  • Take a spin on the Art & Social Impact Explorer to see how you can make a difference! (Click on your area of interest > an info blurb "learn more" appears > click again and see "fact sheet" in top right corner > click for an amazing infographic!)

    arts and social impact explorer graphic

  • A portfolio is a compilation of materials (photographs, designs, creative work) that exemplifies your skills and training. In the creative industry, a portfolio provides insight into your personality and work ethic. It can also help you in the process of synthesizing your own work and making connections between your experiences that you may not have noticed before!

    What to showcase:

    • Feature only your best work.
    • Focus on quality over quantity.
    • Cover the complete spectrum of work, including personal projects, volunteer projects and work for hire.
    • Are organized in a way that will make sense to viewers.
    • Show only complete work, omitting in-progress or partially-completed work.

    Examples:

    Apparel & Graphics

    Cassidy Russel

    Fine Arts

    Brooke Vertin

    Printmaking

    Emily Arthur

    Designer

    Heather Hnizdil

    Writer

    Martha Park

    Dancer

    Laura Sarah Dowdall

    If you need more inspiration, check out these free websites

    Examples of Web Content:

    Thanks to my colleagues, Brooke Vertin, from Bowdoin and Mario Roman from Vassar for sharing their original work and expertise in creating these resources.

Creative Interviews

While the interviewer starts to ask "How did you decide to go into this field?" start pulling out your tablet with a pdf version of your website. Always have an off-line version because you can't assume they will provide access to the internet. If you have your portfolio in hard copy, most creatives will start turning the pages. They want to see your work and want to see if you can develop a conversation. Dialogue in creative industries is essential since you are involved in critiques every day! So get ready to engage.