Professional Development – Programs and Activities
The Department of Art and Design provides programs and opportunities designed to broaden your professional awareness and understanding of the field of art and design.
- Art Forum brings to campus distinguished artists, designers, critics and curators who speak to students about their own career paths and professions in the visual arts.
- Art and Design Student Organizations, such as the Art Educator’s Club and student-run Gallery 3-1/2 committee, provide opportunities for student collaboration and exhibiting their work.
- College of the Arts Career Services offers career guidance, help with résumés and assistance with finding internships.
- Exhibition Opportunities for students, faculty and outside professionals are available through the University’s George Segal Gallery, MFA Gallery and in New York’s gallery districts.
- Graduate Assistantships, which include tuition remission and stipend benefits, are available for qualified master’s degree candidates, providing work experiences related to their studies.
- Montclair State’s international programs for students provide global exposure and study-abroad opportunities.
- New York Galleries and Museums are just 30 minutes away by bus or train from campus.
- Visiting Artists’ Workshops bring well-known artists to campus to provide master studio workshops. Past artists have included notable artists such as painter Louisa Chase and photographer Ilse Bing.
Career Development – University Resources
The links below lead to University-based resources that support career development and exploration.
The links below lead to webpages of organizations that support the work of visual artists.
- The American Craft Museum
- Asia Society
- The Brooklyn Museum
- Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
- Dia Center of the Arts
- Herb Lubalin Study Center – Cooper Union
- The Frick Collection
- Guggenheim Museum
- The Jewish Museum
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- The Museum of Modern Art
- The Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio)
- The New Museum
- New York Foundation for the Arts
- Pierpoint Morgan Library
- P.S. 1
- Storm King
- Studio Museum in Harlem
- Whitney Museum of American Art
- Art Museum at Princeton University
- Bergen Museum
- Grounds for Sculpture
- Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
- Jersey City Museum
- Montclair Art Museum
- Morris Museum
- Newark Museum
- New Jersey State Museum
- Noyes Museum of Art
United States (sampling)
- Andy Warhol Museum – Pittsburgh, PA
- Asian Art Museum of SF – San Francisco, CA
- Berkeley Art Museum – Berkeley, CA
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – Boston, MA
- Museum of Contemporary Art – Los Angeles, CA
- Museum of Contemporary Art – San Diego, CA
- Philadelphia Museum of Art – Philadelphia, PA
- Seattle Art Museum – Seattle, WA
- SF Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco, CA
- Smithsonian Institute – Washington, DC
- Walker Art Center – Minneapolis, MN
- Wexner Center for the Arts – Columbus, OH
- American Print Alliance
- Americans for the Arts
- Art Dealers Association of America
- Arts Management Network
- College Art Association
- Graphic Artists Guild
- Industrial Designers Society of America
- International Print Center New York
- National Endowment for the Arts
- New Jersey State Council on the Arts
The links below lead to discipline-specific, career-oriented Web pages that support art-making as well as internship/job search.
- Animation World Network
- Creative Hotlist
- DreamWorks Animation SKG
- Game Jobs
- Rhythm & Hues Studios
- Society of Illustrators
- Walt Disney Company
- The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
- The California Museum
- Career Alternatives for Art Historians
- L-Soft: Museums
- Museum Employment Resource Center
- Museum Jobs
- National Center for Preservation Technology & Training
- National Museum of Women in the Arts
- Ceramics.org – Information about ceramics, industrial materials and related topics. Visit their ceramics resource center.
- Industrial Design Firms
- Professional Organizations
- World Design Organization (formerly International Council of Societies of Industrial Design)
- The Industrial Designers Society of America
- Design Resources
Media, Photography and Graphic Arts
- All Graphic Design
- American Institute of Graphic Artists
- Columbus Society of Communicating Arts
- Craig’s List: art, media & design
- The Creative Group
- Graphic Artists Guild
- LucasFilm LTD
- Tribeca Film Institute
- World Wide Arts Resources