Obtaining a degree in the Fine Arts affords many varied opportunities for future growth. Internships within museums, galleries, and businesses are offered during the summer months and are available by contacting the Director of Campus Life. Student Service also offers assistance and information to students interested in pursuing an advanced degree.
Mentor Program: The mentor program is available to juniors and seniors, matching the student with a like-minded, successful alumni mentor for the duration of one or more semesters. Students gain valuable, practical insight and guidance regarding the transition from student to professional artist, based on individual alumni experience. Topics for exploration may include: promotion of the artist and his/her work, gallery relationships, studio choices, financial considerations, teaching, networking, website design and critiques.
Career Development Course: The career development course is required of all senior students at the College. The course prepares students for the transition from student to professional and covers many aspects of the business side of art, including self-promotion; grant writing, resumes, artists’ statements, gallery representation and more.
Exhibition Opportunities: Students have ample opportunities to exhibit in the Chauncey Stillman and Sill House Galleries, including the College’s annual Juried Student Exhibition, the Summer Faculty Selected Student Exhibition and a student –run Holiday Art Sale every December. Additionally, an annual Senior Studio Exhibition offers all students the opportunity to showcase their work prior to graduation.
The Senior Studio Experience: Senior Studio/ Senior Project is a two-semester course required of all majors. The course provides students with the opportunity to develop and refine a professional studio practice through the generation of an independent body of work. Furthermore, due to our small class size, seniors can also elect to have one-on-one critiques with artists from our robust visiting artist lecture series.
Life After Lyme: alumni have enjoyed varied and meaningful careers in the arts including: Art Education/ Professor, Animator, Casting and Mold Maker, Comic Book Illustrator, Foundry Manager, Gallery Administrator, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Jewelry Designer, Medical Illustrator, Mural Painter, Museum Curator, Public Artist, Portrait Artist, Printmaker, Prosthetic Artist, Storyboard Artist, Studio Artist, Studio Assistant, Textile Designer