In today’s competitive job market, it’s as hard as ever to find work in an artistic field. The good news is that there are graduate art programs that can enhance your skills and dramatically improve your desirability as an artist to prospective employers.
While an undergraduate program gives you an introduction to a wide variety of topics, a graduate program allows you to study your chosen discipline in-depth whether it is architecture, art history or something else. You can also use the time in graduate school to expand, improve and update your existing portfolio and get advice on how to do so from industry professionals. In graduate art programs you will work closely with professors who get to know you and your work very well and can give you the advice that you need to get hired.
Graduate school is a fantastic place for artists to network with others in their chosen industry. This can happen at conferences, events, in the classroom and elsewhere, and there’s no greater concentration of successful arts professionals than in and around a top-notch art school. At many art schools, you can enroll in a graduate program with little formal art background. If you would like to learn more about earning a graduate degree in one of many artistic fields from a world-class art school, check out the programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) online.