Instructor and student discussing Visual Communication

Professional Development Resources

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 GalleryMFA 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.


Organization Resources

The links below lead to webpages of organizations that support the work of visual artists.


New York

New Jersey

United States (sampling)


Arts-Support Organizations

Discipline-specific Resources

The links below lead to discipline-specific, career-oriented Web pages that support art-making as well as internship/job search.

Art General

Animation and Illustration

Art History /Museums



Industrial Design

Media, Photography and Graphic Arts

Job Search (General Sites)