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Fine Arts Career Services

Fine Arts Career Services (FACS) provides an array of services to help students and alumni realize the full potential of their education and experiences. Beginning in the Fall Semester 2014, all students will meet with a career advisor three times during their academic career: at the beginning of their sophomore year, the second semester of their junior year and the last semester of their senior year. In addition, students can speak with an advisor anytime for detailed feedback regarding their resumes, portfolios and application materials. Students also have access to available jobs and internships through resources such as Fine Arts Works. This database exclusively serves College of Fine Arts students and alumni as they explore professional opportunities and register for FACS' programming, including workshops, giving students greater insight into the dynamics of their field. This insight can be applied in the department's professional development course, FA 340, which helps students integrate their academic experiences with the practical experience of an internship.

As students consider their career options, FACS also conducts mock interviews for those preparing for job or graduate school interviews. These initiatives, in addition to FACS' annual NY Seminar exploring careers in arts administration for the visual and performing arts, enable students to create their own opportunities and pursue their goals.

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FACS Welcome to UTFACS Welcome to UTFine Arts Career Services welcomes the incoming class of 2018! FACS provides students with the professional skills needed to pursue a career in the arts and beyond. Beginning in the fall semester 2014, all students will meet with a career advisor three times during their academic career: at the beginning of their sophomore year, the second semester of their junior year and the last semester of their senior year. In addition, students can meet with an advisor at any time to receive detailed feedback regarding their resumes, portfolios and application materials, while learning of resources to identify available jobs and internships. FACS also hosts professional development workshops to give students greater insight into the dynamics of their chosen field. This insight can be applied in the department’s professional development course, FA 340, which helps students integrate their academic experiences with the practical experience of an internship.

FACS encourages students to consider the many career paths that various alumni have pursued, ranging from performance, graphic design and art education to marketing and nonprofit administration. As students consider their career options, FACS also conducts mock interviews for those preparing for job or graduate school interviews. These initiatives, in addition to FACS’ annual NY Seminar exploring careers in arts administration for the visual and performing arts, empower students and alumni as they realize the full potential of their education and experiences.

2014 New York Seminar

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The 2014 New York Seminar was a smashing success! Over spring break, fifteen College of Fine Arts students traveled from Austin to Manhattan to participate in the seventh annual NY Seminar. The program highlighted careers in arts administration for both the visual and performing arts. Students visited a wide variety of arts institutions including Harlem, Stage, Big Apple Circus, Symphony Space, Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall, 2econd Stage, Magic Shop, BRIC, Socrates Sculpture Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, JP Morgan Chase, Aperture, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art.

At each institution, students met with arts administrators, were given an overview of the various job responsibilities employees held, and learned how their work contributed to the success of the organization. The most valuable aspect of the seminar was the insight gained by students.

During the visit, a vocal performance senior at UT's Butler School of Music shadowed Joseph Soucy, Associate, Artist Training Programs, at Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Two students from the Dept. of Art & Art History applied to paid internships at Aperture.

The New York Seminar is hosted by the New York Texas Exes in collaboration with the College of Fine Arts Career Services (FACS) and several other colleges across the university. FACS would like to thank each organization and alumnus for generously donating his or her time and knowledge.