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Careers and a fine arts degree

People often ask, "What can I do with a degree in Fine Arts?", when in fact the question should be “What can’t I do?” Apart from the deep, broadly-based creative education that you will receive at Concordia, you will develop numerous skills that can be applied to a wide variety of jobs. All areas of study within Fine Arts develop analytical, interpretive and communication skills attractive to potential employers. Being able to think and work independently and to find creative solutions to problems are invaluable resources in any career. Your options after graduation will be wide and varied as your interests and talents.

Consult CAPS (Career and Placement Services) for details on the many skills and job opportunities that a degree in Fine Arts can offer.

Where Are They Now?

Perhaps the best indicators of our success are the accomplishments of our grads. Here are a few notable alumni:

Constant Albertson Art Education Ceramic sculptor, professor University of Maine
Emily Falvey Art History Curator Contemporary Art, Ottawa Art Gallery
Pierre Paul Savoie Contemporary Dance Founder PPS Danse, choreographer Gemini Awards gala
Muriel Gold Creative Arts Therapies Order of Canada, producer/director, educator, author
Peter Crnokrak Design and Computation Arts Award-winning designer, featured in the book 100@360: Top 100 New Designers in the World
Plants & Animals Electroacoustic studies Juno-nominated trio
Yung Chang MHSoC Director Up the Yangtze, voted one of the Toronto International Film Festival’s “10 Best Canadian films"
Michel de Broin Studio Arts 2007 winner of the $50,000 Sobey prize, Canada's premier contemporary art award
Christine Jones Theatre 2010 Tony award recipient for set design in the Broadway hit American Idiot
Richard Reed Parry and Sarah Neufeld Music 2011 Grammy award winners for their Arcade Fire album The Suburbs

Click here to read the profiles of our Fine Arts alumni. Visit the Alumni Relations website for more alumni news and events.

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