What careers are Photography & Imaging alumni pursuing? What are the most common jobs students obtain when they graduate from the Photography & Imaging program?
Many of our alumni are exhibiting artists, documentarians and photojournalists, commercial photographers, photo editors, designers, new media developers, computer programmers, cinematographers, teachers, arts administrators, writers, and curators. We also have many alumni who have become publishers, doctors, social workers, fundraisers, and community organizers as well as start their own businesses. We can certainly point to many big successes, and we are pleased to say that a majority of our students are working in a variety of positions related to photo-based image-making. Please see our Alumni section as well as our blog for more details. We offer a Business of Art course for our juniors and seniors to introduce them to the many possibilities of earning a living. Typical jobs for students soon after graduation include freelance photo and video assisting, working for magazines and photo agencies as editorial assistants, working as teaching artists in community-based settings, engaging in paid internships at museums and other non-profits. Many of our students go on to pursue graduate degrees at the top universities. We have a very active alumni list serve where job and exhibition opportunities are posted. Every spring the department holds Senior Portfolio Reviews where graduating seniors meet with an exciting range of reviewers ranging from curators, photo editors to commercial agents (many of whom are alumni) to discuss their work. Past reviewers have included Photo Editors fromThe New York Times, TIME magazine, Traveler magazine, Vogue magazine, The Daily Beast, and Aperture as well as curators from galleries and museums.