Careers, Internships, & Graduate Study

Graduate Study

Many of our graduates pursue advanced degrees in art history, studio art, film and video production, library science, arts administration, education, museum studies, and more.  Recent alumni have attended some of the most renowned graduate programs for art and filmmaking in the U.S. including California Institute of the Arts, University of Iowa, Ohio University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and The Columbus College of Art and Design. 


Before they even graduate, our majors gain valuable professional experience through both paid and unpaid internships and short-term part-time positions with a wide variety of businesses and organizations, including:

  • ThisWeek Community Newspaper 
  • Gateway Film Center 
  • Columbus Museum of Art 
  • Frank Museum 
  • Zulilly 
  • Columbus Entertainment Magazine 
  • Columbus Crew 
  • Columbus Clippers 
  • West Camp Press 
  • Central Ohio Communities Project 
  • Minuteman Press 
  • Cleveland Museum of Art 
  • Midwest Photo Exchange 
  • Event Marketing Strategies 
  • Wild Goose Creative 
  • Ohio History Center 
  • Numerous graphic design firms


Students pursuing majors in the Department of Art and Art History gain expertise in critical thinking, writing, analytical, technical and communication skills that position them to succeed in a diverse array of professions. Our graduates are working in diverse career fields including:

  • Archivist 
  • Art Restoration & Conservation 
  • Ceramicist 
  • Commercial Photography and Video 
  • Costume Design 
  • Digital Imaging 
  • Filmmaking and Film/Video Production 
  • Gallery Directors 
  • Glass, Fabric, and Textile Design 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Industrial Design 
  • K-12 Public and Private School Education 
  • Museum curators 
  • Museum education 
  • Photography/Computer/Digital Lab Technicians 
  • Publishing 
  • Studio Artists 
  • University teaching and administration 
  • Web Design