Internships & Careers

A Bright Future Awaits

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.

Internships Set the Stage

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.

Lift the Curtain on Your Career

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.

Another School of Thought

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.