Vibrant career opportunities await you in the arts and the creative economy. Picture yourself as a professional artist, designer, curator, preservationist, conservationist, educator or graduate student. Or, the options are even more diverse than that – the creative problem-solving skills and technical expertise you gain at Colby-Sawyer will equip you for a variety of professional opportunities within and beyond the arts.
Build your resume and portfolio with a required internship that provides professional hands-on experience. Choose an opportunity that complements your career goals with the support of a faculty sponsor. From museums, galleries and art centers to nonprofits and design studios, your creative future is in your hands – and we are here to help.
You investigate and gather insights before you create — simultaneously processing abstract ideas and examining issues from a variety of perspectives. As a result, you naturally develop critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills. This talent for crafting thoughtful solutions makes you an asset to employers across a variety of industries.
As a graduate, you will have the flexibility to pursue a traditional arts-related career as a teacher, art therapist, gallery owner, independent artist, photographer or designer, or step outside the norm as some program graduates have chosen — as successful restaurateurs who create in the culinary arts, investment bankers, computer technologists and registered healthcare providers.
Refine or expand upon the creative talents you developed at Colby-Sawyer by pursuing an M.F.A. or other advanced degree in fine arts, graphic design or art education.