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.

Tsai CITY Intensive: Hub and Spoke – application due 10/4

Hub and Spoke is a Fall 2021 intensive focused on infrastructure-building and partnership-forging across the Yale campus and New Haven communities

In this intensive — a partnership between Tsai CITY, Yale Schwarzman Center, Urban Studies, and Yale CCAM — students will build …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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FILM SCREENING/Q&A with Professors Thomas Allen Harris and Roderick Ferguson

Sunday, 9/19 @ 4:00pm
Humanities Quad Lower Level, Theater 2

Thomas Allen Harris will be screening his groundbreaking film VINTAGE: Families of Value (1995) as part of his course “Family Narratives/Cultural Shifts” (AFAM 216/FLM 433). The project marks the beginning of …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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Art to Heart Volunteering at Yale New Haven Hospital

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Yale-China Public Resources Fellowship – Application due 9/23

Yale-China Public Resources Fellowship aims to reactivate the critical lifeline between Chinese communities and the New Haven Free Public Library through culturally responsive programming and outreach.

Beginning in October 2021, two Fellows will cultivate their civic engagement skills through four …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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Spring Internships at the MET

Current students and recent graduates can learn about museum practice and gain professional skills in a variety of fields through internships at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters during the academic year.

Spring application deadline: 9/29/21

For more …

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Career Outcomes

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

Helpful Tips on using the Interactive Tool:

  • There is no Enter or Submit Button  Results will appear automatically with your selections
  • Choose ‘All Years’ or ‘All Majors’- For results across years and majors or check one for more granular results.
    • Default results will show the most recent Class Year.
    • 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
91.6% of those graduating between July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 91.7% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation $71,030 among graduates employed in the United States. Financial Services, Education, Consulting, Technology 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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