Fine & Visual Arts

Fine and visual artists create artwork to communicate ideas. Some visual artists work independently and some create art commissioned by others. Often a studio artist’s goal is to be self-supporting solely though his or her art, but this requires a certain level of success and renown. Many artists take on freelance work, are hired to work in another artist’s studio, or are employees of companies that produce visual materials (such as publishers and advertising agencies). Others create their art while supporting themselves by exploring arts education opportunities; or even through tangent or unrelated industries.

Things to Consider

Building on one’s talent and skill is critical, through practice, education, training, and review (by others). Developing a portfolio of one’s work is necessary, as is presenting one’s work to the public. Become involved with your surrounding community and develop and maintain professional contacts.

ArtistYear Fellowship – final 2022 deadline extended!

What is ArtistYear?

ArtistYear is a national arts education nonprofit and AmeriCorps program for artists to dedicate themselves to a year of service within low income schools to provide and/or enhance arts instruction.

What We Do

ArtistYear is dedicated to addressing inequities in arts education …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers
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Customize the OCS Weekly Newsletter

The Yale OCS Weekly Newsletter can now be customized to your interest areas including upcoming events, sample jobs, and helpful articles/blogs. OCS strongly recommends that everyone take the 2 minutes to update their preferences to ensure you are getting the …

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Yale Office of Career Strategy
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Website Design through the WIX/Yale Partnership

Wix.com is a leading cloud-based development platform with millions of users worldwide. Wix makes it easy for everyone to create a beautiful, professional website or online  portfolio. Promote your business, showcase your art, set up an online shop or just …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers
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Craft & Career: Sharon Louden Yale MFA, artist, educator, Chautauqua Institute – Part 1 & 2

The Craft & Career series connects with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, to discuss the nuances of their craft, the reality of their careers, and how, in often surprising ways, these two concerns can work together.

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers
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Creative Careers

Creative Careers span multiple industries that share elements such as non-traditional hiring patterns, a heavy reliance on networking and relationship building, an association with creative practice or discipline, and a variety of freelance or entrepreneurial potentials.

Our Common Good & …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers
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Career Outcomes

The Office of Career Strategy collects information about Yale College graduates. This tool allows users to search outcomes by year and major. Please visit Statistics & Reports for detailed reports.

Helpful Tips on using the Interactive Tool:

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    • Uncheck selected major(s) to reset your search.
    • To ensure student confidentiality, results are only reported in the aggregate and more granular data is not available through this public tool.
    • The tool will return results with at least five responses. If you require additional information contact the Office of Career Strategy

Most Recent Class Overview

Knowledge Rate Success Rate Mean Starting Salary Top Five Industries
86.8% of those graduating between July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 96.9% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation $76,359 among graduates employed in the United States. Financial Services, Education, Technology, Consulting, and Healthcare

 

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First Destination

First Destination refers to the postgraduate plans of Yale College graduates six months after graduation. The pursuits of Yale graduates include employment, graduate school, independent research, military service, and more.

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