internships and careers

Clubs & Organizations…

Singing, theater and other groups are open to Art students and others interested in participating.

Art Faculty…

All of our Art faculty members share a teaching philosophy which emphasizes respect for personal expression and individual creativity.

Professional Preparation

The Fine and Performing Arts Program places a strong emphasis on professional preparation. Art students gain valuable professional experience through the required internship program. Internships are designed to provide students with an on-site art experience such as in a communication design organization.

A faculty member serves as the student's internship sponsor. An application and study plans must be submitted to the chair of the department for approval prior to the beginning of the internship. Students may take more than one internship.

Colby-Sawyer Art students have interned with museums and art centers, advertising agencies, publishers, and design studios throughout the United States. Recent internship placements include Dartmouth College Hopkins Center, Currier Museum of Art, Intel, Dorset Theater Festival, Fuller Museum, Harp and Company Graphic Design Studios, and the New Hampshire State Council for the Arts.

The Harrington Center for Experiential Learning for Career and Academic Advising

Students are encouraged to use the resources of the Harrington Center for Experiential Learning for Career and Academic Advising, where they can meet with a counselor to explore career options, internship opportunities and graduate schools.

Careers in Art

The Fine and Performing Arts department equips its graduates with broad cultural literacy as well as strong research and communication skills that will serve them well in many professions. Graduates from the program are particularly prepared for graduate school and to pursue careers in education, design, museum curatorship, historic preservation, art conservation, and related fields.

Companies that have hired our graduates include:

  • Boston Corporate Art Gallery

  • Dartmouth College Hopkins Center

  • Design Systems Group

  • Harp and Company

  • Portland Stage Company

  • Wang Center for the Performing Arts