Alumni Survey Shows Employment Outcomes for Arts and Design Majors

Posted on June 21, 2024

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The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) recently released the special report “Arts and Design Alumni Employment and Perspectives on Their Work and Careers,” which found that more than half of the graduates answering the survey have jobs in their fields, and that 75%  of them have arts or design-related job duties, regardless of their occupation or job title. It also found that 47% felt that their career is closely related to their field of study.

This report draws from the 2022 SNAAP survey, which asked alumni of postsecondary arts, design, and adjacent programs about their employment as of September 2022 and about their perspectives on the connections between their postsecondary arts and design training and their employment and the development of their careers during Fall 2022. Over 61,000 alumni from 118 post-secondary institutions completed the survey.

All CVPA alumni were given the opportunity to participate in the SNAAP survey, which was conducted by email.

The report was authored by Dr. Jennifer L. Novak-Leonard, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and was supported in part by a grant from the Research: Art Works program of the National Endowment for the Arts to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with matching funds provided by the University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts and the University of Illinois Investment for Growth Fund in partnership with the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP).

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