The practical experience of an internship, such as working with a professional artist or in a design firm, can better demonstrate the validity of ideas rehearsed in the classroom as well as lead to expanded horizons. Graphic Design majors are required to have an internship experience as part of their coursework and we strongly encourage Studio Art majors to do the same. We believe this practical experience can prove to be a great advantage in the competitive job market. To learn more about internships at Simpson, click here.
Commercial Art Career Paths
Students who are interested in commercial art should major in Graphic Design, and take advantage of minors in Management or Communications. Career options include: graphic designer, design director, interactive designer, advertising designer, package designer, design manager, book designer, exhibit designer, art director, book jacket designer, creative director and website designer.
Studio Art Career Paths
Students interested in private studio practice and/or attending graduate school in order to become a college instructor should select the Studio Art Major and choose to focus in either Drawing, Painting, Photography or Pottery. Career options include: professional artist, college-level teaching in art, art therapy, illustrator, commercial photographer, art gallery curator or owner, art critic or interior designer.