Career Resources



Arts Industry Overview

While the term “arts industry” encompasses a wide variety of fields, all careers within this discipline involve highly creative aspects. Professionals in these fields must possess artistic vision, a deep appreciation for design and a clear aesthetic. Given the wide variety of fields which define the arts, there is no typical career path or work day for an artist—each aspect of this industry offers different opportunities. Use the following index to learn about various professions in arts:

    CCE Resources

    • LionSHARE: LionSHARE maintains a list of organizations involved in the arts. Companies that have recruited Columbia students in the past include The American Federation of Arts, Museum of Modern Art, Tamara Eaton Design, United Nations Development Corporation, StyleSight, Kenneth Cole, Alice + Olivia, ACA Galleries, Little Monster Films and Julie Meneret Contemporary Art.
    • Vault and WetFeet Guides: CCE subscribes to career-focused web services such as Vault and WetFeet, which offer profiles of industries, companies, and careers-such as the WetFeet Career Overview for Architecture, Vault guide to Residential Architecture, WetFeet Career Overview for the Visual Arts, Vault Guide to Fashion Careers.
    • CCE Internship Programs: CCE helps connect students to domestic and international internships in a wide variety of fields, including the arts through the Columbia Arts Experience (CAE).

    Alumni Profiles

    • Tze Chun, CC '06. Founder of Uprise Art.
    • Chad Miller, GS '07. Events & Outreach Coordinator at Columbia Arts Initiative.

    Columbia Resources

    External Resources

    • The Art Career ProjectThe Art Career Project provides career resources and networking opportunity for many types of careers in the arts.