Professional Development

Resources and Links - Department of Art and Design

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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.

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Career Development - University Resources

The links below lead to University-based resources that support career development and exploration.

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Organization Resources - Web Links

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

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Discipline-specific Resources - Web Link

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)

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