Career Outlook

A fine arts education equips students with the career tools to problem solve, innovate, and think critically. Every artist and designer must be, to some extent, a viewer, creator, communicator, theorist, and historian. For this reason, certain subject areas and learning processes are common to all specializations in art and design.

“Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.”

Dr. Joseph M. Cahalan, director of Corporate Communications, Xerox Corporation

Equip yourself for today’s evolving workforce.

Professional Practices

All students at the Hartford Art School take the Professional Practices course, which provides an overview of opportunities in the fine arts and related fields. Students in this course work on projects such as resumé building, exhibition curating, and thinking critically about the creative job search.

Kara Kirkland

BFA Sculpture, 2015

Kara Kirkland turned her passion for creating sculptural costumes into a position as a production assistant position and costume designer on multiple Netflix originals and Amazon’s Mr. Robot.

"Hartford Art School encourages internships so I began interning to learn more about costumes. In the winter term of my senior year, I began interning in New York for the costume designer at Sesame Street."

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