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What will I be able to do with a degree in Art, Art History, Design or Architecture?

Anything! There are the obvious choices of artist, professor, art teacher, curator and the like. However, as with most majors in the humanities, many students end up working in areas professionally unrelated to their major field. Most of our students go on to full employment and those who don’t are busy inventing their own industry, entrepreneurial start up or planning for graduate study. In addition, you might not realize that students who study art history also make excellent litigation lawyers. Students who study graphic design are brilliant in marketing and those with backgrounds in architecture make excellent development officers.

Some of our recent AAD graduates are working for Google, Amazon, Terraine, Urban Outfitters, Knoll, Zaha Hadid, WFC Architects, HLW International, the Barnes Foundation, Rodale, Anthropology, Ancor Engineering Services, Bloomberg LP, and the State Department.

Some of our former students now go by the title Gallery Manager, Registrar, Auction House Sales Manager, Development Assistant for Medical Center, Realtor, Fashion Associate, Museum Education Program Coordinator, Graphic Designer, or Public Arts Manager.

Graduate School Placement

Recent graduates have been accepted to graduate programs at

  • Carnegie Mellon

  • Columbia

  • Michigan

  • University of Maryland

  • Washington University

  • Pratt

  • Parsons

  • U. Penn

  • RISD

  • School of Visual Arts

Job Placement

Recent graduates have secured positions with

  • Google

  • Urban Outfitters

  • Terraine

  • Amazon

  • Knoll

  • SOM

  • Zaha Hadid

  • HDR

  • MoMA

  • Whitney Museum of American Art

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