College and Career Pathways in Visual Arts, Design, and Media Arts

Includes a Live Event on 10/12/2022 at 7:00 PM (EDT)


College and Career Pathways in Visual Arts, Design, and Media Arts
Wednesday, October 12 | 7–8pm ET
FREE for NAEA members; $49 for nonmembers

 The line between traditional and nontraditional art and design careers is blurred, and the possibilities continue to grow. Although this is promising, many of us need guidance on assisting our college-bound learners seeking creative careers. Gain firsthand information, inspiration, and resources on industry trends and the emergence of creative entrepreneurship via student and alumni profiles and data from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA) First Destination Survey—a tool used to track graduates’ professional paths, enabling the school to “best serve current and future MICA students and alumni.” This webinar is especially helpful for secondary art educators as well as current and aspiring students of visual arts and design. 

Kristen Carroll

MA, Art History; Associate Director for Employer Relations, Maryland Institute College of Art

Kristen Carroll currently works in career development at MICA, connecting students and alumni with employers through events and integrated learning. She previously served as assistant director for community arts at MICA as well as corporate and foundation relations manager at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Karen Harris

BFA; Internship Manager and Senior Career Advisor, Rhode Island School of Design 

Karen Harris is the internship manager and senior career advisor for Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where she works closely with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and companies. Karen earned her BFA from RISD, and she has gained significant skills and knowledge from work in design, jewelry, technology, sales, and fine arts. A watercolorist and oil painter, Karen’s primary sources of inspiration are nature and the memory of her Jamaican roots. She was one of the artists showcased in the recent Black Biennial exhibited at the RISD Museum and was also featured on America’s Black Forum. 

Upon completion of this NAEA webinar, you may earn 1 hour of professional development credit as designated by NAEA. Once the webinar is completed, you may view/print a Certification of Participation under the "Contents" tab. You may also print a transcript of all webinars attended under the "Dashboard" link in the right sidebar section of the page.  

Clock hours provided upon completion of any NAEA professional learning program are granted for participation in an organized professional learning experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction, and can be used toward continuing education credit in most states. It is the responsibility of the participant to verify acceptance by professional governing authorities in their area.

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