Work alongside and get to know other creative individuals
Learn cutting edge and innovative technical and conceptual skills
Study with active professional designers and artists
Define and solve problems critically and holistically
National and international art related travel opportunities
Create in first-rate labs and studios
Explore art history and contemporary art
Gain real-world experience with internships
Interact with famous (!) visiting artists and designers
Prepare for a satisfying and fulfilling (awesome!) career
Love what you do for the rest of your life!
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of artists is expected to grow 12 percent through 2018
A 2013 survey of CEOs by the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that 74 percent said they would recommend a 21st-century liberal education. They are specifically interested in hiring creative thinkers.
Businesses are in need of creative people. The MFA is being called the new MBA.
Numerous studies have shown that studying art makes you smarter
Art students develop cognitive abilities and forms of intelligence that complement training in other disciplines
In 2013 Inside Higher Education found that businesses prefer to hire applicants with liberal arts degrees
Entrepreneur magazine recently reported that companies are looking to hire artists to make sense of the "increasing complexity" in business environments
Art helps the economy. Community arts organizations help create local jobs and lead to economic prosperity