Companies that have hired our graduates


Abercrombie & Fitch

Adidas Group

American Greetings


BLIZZARD Entertainment



Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners

California Academy of Sciences

CBS Interactive


Christian Dior

Diane von Furstenberg

Disney Interactive

Disney Mobile

Disney–ABC Television Group


DreamWorks Animation

Dwell Magazine

E! Entertainment

Electronic Arts

Ford Motor Company

Gap Inc.


Gilt Groupe


HarperCollins Publishers

Hirsch Bedner Associates


Landor Associates

Levi Strauss & Co.

Louis Vuitton



McCann Worldgroup



Modern Eden Gallery

NBC Universal


Paramount Pictures

Pixar Animation Studios


Restoration Hardware

Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Samsung Electronics

San Francisco Design Center

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Sony Computer Entertainment America

Specialized Bicycle Components


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Recorded Career Development Workshops

Spring 2014 Series

The Art of Self-Promotion View Recording

Tips to get your art, your work, and yourself out to the world.

Research: The Who, What, Where for Your Career View Recording

Use LinkedIn, Workbook & Facebook to discover your dream gig.

Recruiters Are Online? Are You? View Recording

Your online portfolio is key to getting hired. Our tips to build one in just 30 minutes.

Jobs & Internships: Our Top 10 Tips View Recording

Best strategies to secure entry-level jobs & internships at home, abroad, and virtually.

Fall 2013 Series

Financing Your Million Dollar Idea?with Somebody Else's Money View Recording

Ever wondered how to get your movie/game/app or killer product funded? Alumni share success and advice about Kickstarter and more.

Research: The Who, What & Where to Launch Your Career View Recording

Learn the tricks to successfully find the companies, people, projects and jobs you covet.

Don?t Let Your Fine Art Stay at Home, Put It to Work! View Recording

Insights from Alumni on getting paid to paint, illustrate and take photos. Alumni share their roads to success beyond freelancing.

Are You A Pro or a Shmo? How to Present Yourself Professionally in 5-10 Seconds View Recording

Learn how to present yourself professionally and get your work and yourself noticed by those who matter in your career.

Ever Consider Teaching with Your Art and Design Degree? View Recording

Put your art skills to work in the classroom. Hear from alumni who are teaching in higher education.

Internships: Why You Need to Start Looking Now! View Recording

They're a great way to get experience without having any. You could land a job at your dream company by learning how to prepare for upcoming internship opportunities.

Spring 2013 Series

Internships: The Inside Scoop View Recording

Why intern? Get the inside scoop about finding, securing and succeeding in an internship. Guest alumni Q&A!

Networking: It's Easier Than You Think! View Recording

Learn from the best! Alumni talk about career success made easier by networking.

Write Like a Pro: Emails, Resumes, Thank-Yous and More! View Recording

Learn how to contact your dream company and other tips to write well.

Behance: Your Online Portfolio Made Easy View Recording

Help employers find you! Learn Behance to get your digital portfolio seen.

Social Media: Your Key to Virtual Networking View Recording

Alumni panelists share tips on using social media as professional artists.

Interviewing: an Art You Can Master! View Recording

Polish & prepare for portfolio reviews and meeting industry professionals.

Fall 2012 Series

All About Internships View Recording

Learn from our VIP Alumni panel about finding and landing an internship that will help set you up for a dream job in your field!

Getting in a Gallery View Recording

Learn how to get your foot in the door and your art on the wall. Q&A with Alumni.

All About Freelancing View Recording

Get tips from alumni who are successful full-time freelance professionals.

Online Student & Alumni Mixers

Acting, Motion Pictures & Television, Music Production & Sound Design View Recording

Advertising View Recording

Animation: 2D, Illustration View Recording

Animation: 3D/VFX View Recording

Architecture, Interior Arch. & Design, Landscape Architecture View Recording

Fashion: Design, Merchandising, Journalism View Recording

Fine Art, Art Education View Recording

Game Design View Recording

Industrial Design View Recording

Photography View Recording

Web Design & New Media View Recording

Industry on Campus

Industry on Campus maintains long-term relationships with leading art and design companies. Guest speakers include professional artists, designers, alumni, talent recruiters, and creative executives presenting their own work, discussing upcoming projects, speaking on industry trends, holding Q&A sessions with students, and sometimes reviewing student portfolios.

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