Websites for the College of Arts & Sciences

The following sites include information about topics or careers in various areas of the Arts & Sciences. Additional sites listed may provide related career development or salary survey information.

Sites that post or link to actual job listings are designated with a star.

NOTE:   We strongly recommend that you preview websites in all categories since many of the websites listed could apply to students in more than one major. You will want to explore the websites listed for multiple departments within the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as websites listed for some of the other colleges and schools.


Art Administration Forensic Artist Interior Design
Art Appraisal / Auctions General Lighting Design
Art Education General / Geographical Media / Film / Video Industry
Art History Graduate School Museums & Preservation
Art Libraries (includes archiving) Graphic Design / Web Design / Computer Animation Photography
Art Therapy Greeting Card Design Portfolios
Corporate Art Consulting Illustration / Cartooning Sculpture
Fashion / Textile Design Industrial Design Useful USC Resources


Association for Arts Administration Educators

Use the listings on this site to access schools that offer degrees in arts administration.

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American Society of Appraisers

Use the site map to easily obtain information about the appraisal profession and appropriate training. The job bank is available to members only.

Appraisers Association of America

Click on "Find an Appraiser" to look up appraisers by geographic area or specialization.

Art Dealers Association of America

Provides some excellent links.
Using the Sitemap is an easy way to navigate this website.

Art & Antique Dealers League of America, Inc.

Use the on-line dealers directory to connect with those dealing art and antiques.

Antique Dealers' Association of America

Click on "Members" to find antique dealers by name or state.

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* USC - Websites for the College of Education

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center web page.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to education-related opportunities.


Good source of information about arts education, sources of funding, curriculum ideas and more.

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Career Alternatives for Art Historians

Maintained by Charles M. Rosenberg at the University of Notre Dame, this page provides excellent information about options with an art history degree.

The Association of Art History

Click on "job listings" and search positions in the following categories: academic, fellowships, miscellaneous, and museums.  Under "publications" be sure to see the AAH newsletter for good career related articles.

* H-Net:Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Covers academic positions in history, the humanities, and social sciences, as well as listings in rhetoric, composition.  When searching the job bank see the category for "art & architectural history". You may also wish to see the Discussion Networks link and sign up for listservs since jobs are frequently shared on these as well.

Art History Research Centre

Nice link of newsgroups and listservs that could be useful for networking.

Art History Resources on the Web

A mega site of links related to art history.

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ART LIBRARIES (includes archiving)

* Art Libraries Society of North America

Click on JobNet for vacancy announcements for art librarians, visual resources professionals, and other related positions.  There are also links to other job posting sites at the end of the page.

* USC - Websites for the School of Library and Information Science
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to library and archives-related opportunities.

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American Art Therapy Association

This professional organization is dedicated to the belief that the creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life enhancing. Good career information!
Also has information on awards and scholarships.

*National Coalition of Creative Art Therapies Associations (NCCATA)

Career and conference information on art therapy, as well as dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, psychodrama, and poetry therapy.  Click "Jobs" for a list of available positions.

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* USC - Websites for the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center web page.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to retail/fashion merchandising-related opportunities. Use these links to explore how your background in art might have prepared you for a career in the fashion industry.

* Fashion Net

Under "work" click on "how-to" for information on how to become a fashion designer, fashion model, fashion editor or fashion photographer. Click on "job listings" for free lance and internships listings.

* Fashion Career Center

Good site for the fashion industry. Post your resume on-line and/or search job listings.

Fashion School Review

Provides lots of useful links to fashion programs as well as professional associations and potential employers.  Also includes feature articles on careers in the fashion industry.

Search by geographic region for positions in apparel, bags/accessories, beauty, footwear, home fashion, retail, and textiles, including such positions as fashion designer, graphic/prints design, package design, buyer, intern/entry level, marketing/PR, photography, stylist, management and much more!
See the "employment" for both a list of major employers as well as job listings. 

* American Apparel and Footwear Association

Use this association?s membership directory and supplier directory to access potential employers in the fashion/footwear design industry.
Also, under the "Career Center" link at the top of the page you can access job postings.

* Career

Great website sponsored by the American Apparel and Footwear Association.  Provides an overview of career options in this industry and links to internship and full time job postings.

* Women's Wear Daily

See the classifieds for various positions in the fashion industry including fashion and jewelry design as well as a variety of other artistic areas such as graphic artist.

The Jewelry Design Professional?s Network

If you?re considering a career in jewelry design, then this professional organization may be for you to network with other members.

* Visual Merchandising and Store Design

Click on ?calendar" for a list of related events or click on "career" to see job openings.

* Textile and Apparel Management

This site, by the Textile and Apparel Management Department at the University of Missouri, provides information about related careers such as fashion designer and visual merchandiser.
You will also find job and internship listings here.  Click on "students", then "career opportunities."

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* Northern Michigan University -Art Department

Extensive list of art-related links pertaining to career development and job search.

* Contemporary Artist's Services
Has a good section on career advice for aspiring artists.

* College Art Association

Post your resume online, search for jobs (mostly with institutions of higher education or museums), or explore fellowships, competitions, etc.  Under "guidelines" you will also find guidelines on art-related resumes and CVs.

* Current Jobs for Graduates

Click on "log in" and select the bulletin you want to view great jobs in liberal arts, art, education, performing arts, writing, editing, communications, management and business. The USC Career Center subscribes to this service and thus a username and password are required. Please email the Career Center for the username and password.

* ArtsEdge

Good resources for arts professionals, particularly art educators. 
Go to "connect" in the "contacts" menu for links about advocacy, arts literacy, funding, & K-12 education.

* Art Career Project

An extensive guide to a variety of art careers including educational requirements, job duties, and salary.

* Art Directors Club

Click on "job board" for position listings in various areas of creative direction.

* World Wide Art Resources

Information on artists, museums, galleries, art history, arts education, antiques, performing arts ranging from dance to opera, classified ads, and more can be can be accessed from this site.  Links to other sites that post job listings or post your resume on-line.


This web site is for anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry: editors, writers, television producers, graphic designers, production, circulation people in book publishing, magazines, television, radio, newspapers, online media, advertising, PR and graphic design.  Many of the jobs are in New York, Boston, MA Washington, DC or California, but may also include others nationally. You may post your resume on this site and arrange to have e-mail alerts with job postings sent to you.


Click on "services" at the bottom of the page, then "links" for links to art schools, art related non-profit agencies and more.

* Artist Help Network

Use the links provided on this site to identify potential employers. Be sure to see both ?career? and ?other resources.?

* Global Art Jobs

A great source of information about art fairs and competitions.

* Design Career Services

Excellent site!!  This database, maintained by Iowa State University, includes hundreds of jobs as well as internships.  You can search under art & design, architecture, community and regional planning, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture and more.

* Design Management Institute

Click on ?job bank?. Register for free to access design jobs in such areas as brand identity, environmental design, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, package design and website design.

* Association of Professional Design Firms

Click on ?members only? and then "member directory" and use this directory as a way to connect to various types of design firms including graphic design, industrial design, product design, interior design, identity and brand design, package design, logo and brand naming design, display and exhibit design, print advertising and more!

* Coroflot

Lots of design jobs in design management, exhibit design, graphic design, industrial design, interactive design, interior design, pop retail and 3-D design.  You may also post your profile to this site.

* Aquent

This company is a third party recruiter (staffing firm) for graphic designers, web designers, production artists, presentation graphics experts, writers, illustrators, project managers, desktop support. Placements include freelance, permanent and a try-before-you-hire basis.

* National Arts and Disability Center

Through its online resource directories, bibliographies, library and additional resources, the National Arts and Disability Center promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities into the visual, performing and literary arts.

* International Guild of Miniature Artisans

For those interested in producing miniatures(for example, miniature film sets), this association includes members who work through a variety of art forms such as sculpture, metal work, stone work, ceramic, painting and more.

* USC - Websites for the College of Mass Communication & Information Studies

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center web page.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to journalism-related opportunities. Use these links to explore how your background in art might have prepared you for a career in print journalism, public relations, newspaper photography, broadcasting or advertising.

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(Postings on the following sites are likely to be concentrated in the related city or state, but DO include postings in other locations as well.)

* Americans for the Arts

Click on ?Information Services" and then "art services directory" for a fantastic searchable listing of over 3,000 arts organizations. You can conduct a search by organization name, organization type, or geographically.
This website also has a job bank.

Arts in Public Places Program

Use this site to connect to ?arts in public places organizations? within US states, as well as some in other countries.

* Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

While mostly in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, this site posts lots of openings in culturally oriented organizations.  Just click on "search jobs" and enter your zip code.

* Texas Commission on the Arts

View job listings or link to other sites that post jobs in a variety of artistic categories.   Click on "New Opportunities" and then see "Art Jobs".

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American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA)

For the graphic arts professional in design, illustration and photography. This is a key organization of the field and is an excellent resource for professional workshops, publications, and contacts/networking.  You may view over 700 job listings or post your profile on this site. There is also a fabulous section under student resources that addresses careers in graphic design.

* UCDA's Job Posting Service

This professional association, University and College Designers Association, posts jobs in visual communication at colleges and universities.  On this site, you will also find salary survey information, a list of design schools and a wonderful section on design careers.

Use this site?s directories to look up advertising agencies, design firms, printing and prepress services and more.

Communication Arts

Click on "create an account" at the end of the gray column to post your resume or search job listings in the visual communications industry by region, experience level or category. Many positions listed in graphic design, copywriting, art/creative director, etc.  Great links to employers and additional job bank sites in this industry.

Click on ?CG Industry? for information about careers in graphic design.

Graphic Design Jobs is a job search engine that finds job listings from company career pages, other job boards, newspapers and associations.

Animation World Network

This site provides a "career connections" section for job listings, resume postings and career advice, as well as a "student corner" section for students interested in pursuing a career in animation.

The International Games Developers Association
This student section of  The International Games Developers Association provides useful information on how to use your audio or studio arts skills in computer and video game development. There are profiles of current professionals in the field as well as a fantastic resources section with lots more information under "breaking in".  Be sure to see the "articles" section too.


If you are interested in video and computer game development, click on the jobs link for a long list of postings by company.  You must be a member to access the job descriptions, but membership is free.  There are many job titles such as animator, designer, 3D artist, concept artist, art director, etc.

* Media Entertainment Jobs.Com

Within this website you can access jobs in Graphic Design, Copywriting, Photography, TV film and Radio and more.

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Greeting Card Association

Access information on the greeting card industry, as well as a directory of members.

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Society of Illustrators

For the illustration major. Undergraduate students should join for professional information and contacts. Has a tab for "students" which gives information and advice to high school students, college students, and current illustrators who are pursuing the field.

Association of Medical Illustrators
Good career information on what medical illustration is, how to become a medical illustrator, certifications, salary statistics and more.  Click on "About AMI" to access much of this information.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

The SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people. There are currently more than 16,000 members worldwide, in over 70 regions, making it the largest children's writing organization in the world.  Be sure to see ?regional chapters? and ?links? to assist you in networking.  Members have access to useful information under ?publications?.

National Cartoonist Society

Advice from seasoned cartoonists on breaking in to the profession, as well as information on regional chapters of the society.

So You Wanna Be a Comic Book Artist?

Use this site to learn how to create a portfolio, apply for a job at a publishing company and more.

Comic Artists Direct

You?ll find many articles about finding work in the comic book industry on this site.

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Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

Career information on what industrial design is, as well as job and internship postings.

Association of Women in Industrial Design

Jobs in furniture, footwear, retail and product design to name a few.

Society for Environmental Graphic Design

Provides resources for design specialists in the field of environmental graphic design, architecture, and landscape, interior, and industrial design.  Click on "Job Bank" to post your resume, search for jobs, and sign up for email alerts about jobs that match your criteria.

American Society of Furniture Designers

Learn more about their mentorship program or use their links page.

Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)
This organization of design professionals, social scientists, educators, facility managers and students seeks to provide information about environmental design research and research based design, planning, and management.

* Design Engine

Newly posted jobs are at the top of this page, but click on "View all jobs" to see openings that have been posted over the past 6 months.

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American Society of Interior Designers

A must see site for those interested in an interior design career!  Look under "Education" for education information and career paths for the profession.  Click "Business and Career Dev" on the top for national and international job and intership postings.

Search for positions or post your resume. Also a great sections of links for grants & scholarships.

Interior Design Directory

There are many books available on this site that address professional issues in interior design as well as advice on how to break into the field.  Also a great state-by-state directory at the bottom.

 Interior Design Directory

A comprehensive listing of interior design firms along with links to jobs, schools, and related articles.

Interior Design Educators Council

Click on ?student center" for career guides, undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and upcoming conferences & events.  Click on "career center" for employment announcements.

A directory for the architecture and commercial interiors industries. Links manufacturers, architects, designers, facility managers, office furniture dealers, reps, associations, colleges and universities, consultants, service providers and the technical community to effectively and efficiently conduct global business. 

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International Association of Lighting Designers

Click on "employment" for available positions and internship opportunities or use the ?membership? link to link potential employers.  You may also post a resume to this site.

Click on "job seekers" and register on this site to search jobs in the lighting industry.  You may also post a resume on line.

American Lighting Association

Under ?enter consumer site", use the link to "career center" to search for jobs and post your resume.

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Click on "industry jobs" for job listings or click on "industry directory" for links to potential employers in the streaming media industry.

NAMAC: National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture
NAMAC is a national association of non-profit organizations and individuals committed to furthering the media arts: film, video, audio and digital. Click on "job bank" for access to job listings. Click on "directory of organizations" to search related member organizations by state. Click on "resources & links" for additional useful links. You may also subscribe to their biweekly e-mail newsletter which includes job postings for free. Great site!

American Cinema Editors

Choose ?education? for details on film editing as a career and information on internships and competitions for students.

University Film & Video Association

See ?publications and programs? for information on student contests and grants. Job listings and the membership directory can only be accessed by members (student memberships are $30).

IFP: The Source for Independent Filmmakers

Use the "networking center" section to search job postings (including internships), as well as industry directories.

American Film Institute

Excellent site for media art students.  Contains information on this popular professional association, including news and events, film festivals, professional training opportunities, awards, and links to movie sites.

Marjorie Mitchell Multimedia Library at Northwestern University

A clearinghouse of information on the film and video industry. Contains large number of links to other related sites. Good information on screenwriting and motion picture history.

Independent Film & Television Alliance

Browse the alphabetical directory of IFTA members to learn more about the independent film industry.

Mandy: International Television and Film Production Directory

Job listings by country and by services are provided.  Excellent resource for the technical aspects of film and television.  You can sign up to receive a weekly email of job-vacancies tailored to your choice of skill-type and area.

Kemps - Film and Television Directory

Use this site's directory to search for over 35,000 production services companies from 65 countries worldwide.  In the US, search by state.  Use it to find everything from aerial photography to video equipment, location services, crew and much more. Use the contact information to contact these companies about potential employment.


This site provides job, internship, and career information for all aspects of the entertainment industry. Job line information, entertainment news, and studio contacts are provided as career resources.

USC - Websites for the College of Mass Communication & Information Studies

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center web page.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to journalism-related opportunities. Use these links to explore how your background in media arts might have prepared you for a career in broadcasting.

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American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Detailed information on specialties within the profession, as well as guidelines for becoming an art conservationist.

USC - Websites for the College of Arts & Sciences (History)

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center web page.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to museum and preservation-related opportunities.

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Society for Photographic Education

The professional organization for photography teachers. Click on ?opportunities? for a listing of available positions, mostly in teaching at the college level.

This site, for television photographers, includes job listings in photography and videography, as well as a salary survey.  You may also post your resume on-line for a fee.

Art Support: Creating a Successful Career in Photography

This site is for photographers that wish to sell fine art photography. While the site will try to interest you in purchasing some books, many free useful articles such as "Artist Portfolio Guidelines" and "Where to Display Your Artwork" are available on-line. In addition, the resources section provides some excellent lists such as fine art photography galleries and non-profit art centers.

Professional Photographers Association
This is the world?s largest nonprofit association for professional photographers
. This site has great articles and information for students interested in photography.

Find out about listings or learn more about this 2 day seminar for photography students.

American Society of Media Photographers

Use the "site map" for the easiest way to navigate this site. 

NPPA National Press Photographers Association

Go to "Professional Development" and then "Students" to read articles about breaking into the field and information on a mentoring program.

American Society of Picture Professionals

Job postings are limited to members only.  However, clivk on "resources" to link to potential employers.

Women in Photography

Click on ?resources? for useful links.

College Photographer of the Year

Try out for the college photographer of the year award (a great resume builder).  You can apply in numerous categories such as general news, feature, sports action, documentary, etc.

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(Additional information on portfolios can be found in the general section of this page)


This website is devoted to helping artists, regardless of medium have a place to display their art.
If you choose to build a website through this site there is a fee however if you already have a website like thousands of artists already do, you can be included at no charge in the web directory of artists' websites.

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A comprehensive resource for sculptors. Includes industry information such as How large is the sculpture industry world-wide?  How many people work as sculptors?  As 3D artists?  In foundries, schools, studios and other places?  What are the major issues facing sculptors and the industry? What are the major marketplaces, materials, and technologies in the industry. 

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USC - Department of Art

Information on the Department of Art at the University of South Carolina.

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