Opportunities and Resources
Campbell University Graphic Design majors can join the Raleigh Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). AIGA offers its members a variety of opportunities including awards competitions, fellowships, and internships. Membership in AIGA helps students become involved in the local design community, build a community of their own, and develop leaderships skills that will make them valuable professionals in the job market. AIGA is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. Student membership in AIGA helps our majors grow creatively and prepare for a career in design.
Graphic Design students are required to participate in a 120 hour-long internship. Internships are usually done around the time a student is a junior. Often the internship is done during the summer. We encourage students to find their own internships because it tends to parallel the job-hunting process. Also, if students do the internship over the summer, they often do the internship at home where they have more contacts through family and friends. However, we do maintain a list of internships in the surrounding area. Students must choose an internship that corresponds to their major; we hope that this will be a starting point to their future career. Studio Art students are required to participate in our Senior Art Exhibit - displaying their art work. This gives students the opportunity to have their art viewed by faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
Students have interned at advertising agencies, museums, printing companies, arts councils, newspapers, and with practicing artists, to name just a few.
What can I do with a degree in Art?
The analytical skills and knowledge gained through the study of Graphic Design may lead to an exciting career in a wide variety of professions. Here is a sample:
- Graphic Designer
- Web Designer
- Art Director
- Publications Designer
The analytical skills and knowledge gained through the study of Studio Art may lead to an exciting career in a wide variety of professions. Here is a sample:
- A career as a practicing artist
- The museum field
- Graduate work in any of the fine art or design professions
- Graduate work in Art History, Studio Art, or Art Education