Careers

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.

Welcome to UT!

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.

THE NEW YORK SEMINAR 2014

The 2014 New York Seminar, proudly hosted by Fine Arts Career Services, is taking place on Mon. March 10 - Wed. March 12, 2014. Program participants will gain valuable career related experience in the fields of Arts Administration for the Visual Arts and Arts Administration for the Performing Arts. During the 2014 seminar, participants will visit The Guggenheim Museum of Art, Aperture, Harlem Stage, Symphony Space, Big Apple Circus, BRIC, among others. Several events are centered around networking with UT Alumni who can provide invaluable advice on a wealth of career related topics.

Please direct all questions to Ann Paterra via email at apaterra@austin.utexas.edu or by phone at 512-232-7333. We hope to see you in New York this spring!

Going Global!

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Search for job openings and internship opportunities in countries around the world. Listings are updated daily! Additionally, Going Global career and employment resources include more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as:  job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups and cultural/interviewing advice.

Going Global may be accessed on-campus by Fine Arts students via Fine Arts Works under the "Going Global" tab.  To access Going Global off-campus, Fine Arts students must create a personal account. Go through Fine Arts Works and the "Going Global" tab as you would on campus.  Click [Create A Personal Account] in the upper right hand corner of the Going Global site and, using your utexas.edu or austin.utexas.edu email address, follow the directions onscreen. A new personal account must be established every 180 days.

NYC Seminar 2013

The New York Texas Exes and UT Colleges of Communication, Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, and the School of Human Ecology present the 11th annual NYC Seminar.  Travel to New York over spring break to visit major cultural institutions, discover career options in performing arts administration or visual arts administration, and experience life in the Big Apple!  As part of the NYC Seminar, undergraduates will be able to participate in up to eight office visits, a welcome dinner with the New York Texas Exes, and a networking reception with office visit hosts and New York Texas Exes.

In the past, arts administration visits have included organizations such as the Lincoln Center, Public Theater, BMI, Americans for the Arts, chashama, the Guggenheim, Symphony Space, IMG Artists, and Museum of Arts and Design.  Attendees will also have time for individual meetings and interviews at the conclusion of the NYC Seminar. 

Get more information at http://www.newyorktexasexes.org/seminar/

Register by January 18th in order to secure a discounted price. Also, apply by January 18th for one New York Texas Exes' grants.  Visit http://www.newyorktexasexes.org/seminar/grantapp for more information.  

In addition, the College of Fine Arts has graciously provided 10 $500 travel grants for the New York Seminar 2013.  Please find the application materials here.  The deadline is Friday, January 25th by 4pm, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so apply early.  Please contact Ann Paterra at apaterra@austin.utexas.edu with any questions.

Alley Theatre Internships

Join the Tony-winning Alley Theatre for a hands-on internship and kick-start your theatre career.

In the summer and part-time program, internships are offered in a number of areas, including arts administration, lighting, sound and technical direction.  Summer candidates must commit full-time for twelve weeks between May and August, while part-time candidates should commit 25 hours a week for any time of the year.  Alley also offers the Fitzpatrick Internship to engage students in the multifaceted demands of professional theatre under the guidance of experienced directors.  Fitzpatrick interns will commit full-time for 15 consecutive weeks between January and April; a weekly stipend is included with this internship.  Academic credit is offered for all but Fitzpatrick internships.  

To apply to Alley Theatre Internships:

• Submit a statement of 250 words describing your areas of concentration, your expectations of the internship and how it relates to your career goals.

            • Your availability.

            • A current resume.

            • A photocopy of your driver’s license or photo ID.

            • Two letters of recommendation.

            • Persuasive writing sample (administrative positions only).

Theatre representatives will be present at the October 24th Arts Internship Fair, but be sure to have applied first! Visit alleytheatre.org/internships for more info.

Get Your Tweet-a-thON!

Fine Arts Career Services Twitter Event: 

Follow Fine Arts Career Services on Twitter!

Have a career question? We can help!
1. Follow us at @utfacs
2. Tweet us your question with #facscareers between Wednesday, September 19th and Friday, September 21st
3. We tweet a response
4. You’re entered in a drawing for one of four iTunes giftcards!
5. Winners announced Sept. 26th

*One entry per person, must be a current student in the College of Fine Arts. If selected to win a gift card, an EID
will be required to verify eligibility.

Fine Arts Courses for Fall 2012

Trying to decide what classes to take next fall?  Consider one of the Fine Arts courses offered by the College of Fine Arts.  These courses provide insight into alternate career paths and are a great opportunity to get more out of your degree.

This fall, undergraduates can earn credit for their internships, explore game development, examine the history and future of the symphony orchestra, or learn how to manage performing arts organizations.  Graduate students can also explore philanthropy and the arts.

For more information, check out our Professional Development Programs & Courses page.

Fine Arts Career Services Graduate Assistant Recognized as Finalist for UT Student Employee of the Year Award

Fine Arts Career Services is pleased to announce that our graduate assistant, Angela Grasso, has been recognized as one of the ten finalists for The University of Texas at Austin’s 2011-2012 Student Employee of the Year Award.  The UT Austin Student Employee of the Year Award is given annually to an outstanding student employee who has made a unique contribution to the university and has demonstrated exceptional reliability, quality of work, initiative, attitude, and professionalism.

Our congratulations go out to each of the eighty-four outstanding student employees who were nominated in the 2011-2012 competition. A complete list of nominees may be found on the Student Employee of the Year webpage: http://www.utexas.edu/hr/awards/student/.

 

 

 

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