Arts

Interested in how a museum or gallery operates, raises funds, advocates, and markets their 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. Do you care about making a social impact in your professional life? Take a spin on the Art & Social Impact Explorer to see how you can make a difference!

 

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.

  • Three common terms describe designers - graphic designers, visual designers, and user interface designers. Want to combine your media arts and technology interests? Interesting in designing a website or turn research into a powerful marketing tool via infographics? You can venture into the video game industry in a non-tech role: 

    Game Artist: Create concept art, storyboards, and designs for packaging and marketing materials

    Game Designer: Originate ideas for games and oversee the creative process

    Translator: Localise scripts, in-game text and documentation for sale in international markets. 

    Writer: Write scripts, in-game text and instruction manuals. 

    Resources

    • Communication Arts – Source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators, and photographers—everyone involved in visual communication. CA also has a strong Creative Jobs section that allows you to search for jobs by state and zip code.
    • Creative Displays Now! – A number of useful links produced by cardboard display merchandisers.
    • Creativity - A monthly magazine published by Ad Age that covers all things creative in advertising and design.
    • Gamejobs.com –Jobs in the video and computer game industry
    • Gamasutra – Lists gaming companies and sorts them by producers, distributors, those looking for visual artists
    • Society for News Design – Events, competitions, resources, jobs
    • Wix.com - Portfolio/Free work sample website
    • Design Resources for the "Non Designer"
    • Wired

    UX/UI Design:

    • UX Collective Curated stories on user experience, usability, and product design
    • UX Planet One-stop resource for everything related to user experience

    Graduate Schools

    • Video game Design Schools is a new site where you can find in-depth and unbiased information about a Video Game Design degree. Search 135+ video game designer schools. See potential careers in video game design!
  • 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.