Career Options with an MFA

With a campus located within driving distance of many Southern California galleries and museums, including The Broad, the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art (LACMA), and Getty Villa, internship and career possibilities are readily available. MFA students have myriad opportunities to participate in the local art scene and develop important industry connections.

MFA in Visual Art Alumni

MFA alumni are teaching at schools and universities across the country, speaking at art conferences, exhibiting their work in galleries and museums, directing gallery exhibitions, chairing art departments, and showing their artwork in private and public collections.

Careers for MFA Graduates

  • Studio artist
  • Art professor
  • Arts leadership
  • Arts ministries
  • Teacher/art educator
  • Illustrator
  • Museum or gallery curator/manager
  • Art director
  • Photographer
  • Studio potter
  • Studio art technician

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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