SMFA students enjoy robust support in exploring professional pathways. Through work with our Career Center, internships, travel, and collaboration with our working-artist faculty members on research and exhibitions, students build networks and gain practical experience. Students are given the support to navigate online resources like Handshake, a career services tool for current students and alumni to find job listings, internships, employer profiles, and career events, while also receiving specialized guidance for aspiring artists and creative professionals on essentials like artist statements, portfolios, and websites.Internships are common and you’ll find our students in the studios of internationally-known artists like Ai Weiwei, Maya Lin, and Matthew Barney; at tech companies like Google and Apple; and gaining invaluable experience in galleries and museums across the country.
Handshake is your best first step for internships and career resources. SMFA students can do internships for studio credit. Restrictions apply. Please contact Ryan Smith, Assistant Director, Career Advisor for the Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you are eligible to complete an internship for studio credit.
The Karsh Prize is awarded annually to three talented students (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) of photography. Winners will work directly with SMFA Exhibitions to re-print and frame their work for the Year End Exhibition.
Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Eligibility: Full-time student
Submission Requirements: 5 original photographic images, itemized checklist, artist statement
One of the largest endowed art school grant programs in the country – currently totaling $80,000 to $100,000 annually – the Traveling Fellowship program awards alumni grants of $10,000 to graduates of any SMFA program.