Careers in the Arts

Art is a broad field with a wide array of disciplines, ranging from painting to music, performing arts to industrial design. Through your time at Boston College the Arts Council along with partners across the university team up with art professionals to explore creativity and provide opportunities to learn how to succeed in any chosen artistic path.

Increase your knowledge about art, design, and visual culture through classroom discussion that inspires creative thinking, and expand your network with alumni artists, and creative professionals, through the pinnacle fall event Career Week in the Arts + Entertainment.


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Careers in communication, arts, and media offer opportunities to use written and verbal communication, creative expression, and diverse mediums to convey meaning and information to audiences. We invite you to explore this cluster to determine if it is a good fit for you and leverage our resources to launch your job, internship, or graduate school search.

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Eagle Exchange is an interactive virtual platform that fosters connections between students and Boston College alumni. You can use Eagle Exchange to build your professional network, ask career-related questions, find alumni mentors, and more.

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I'd absolutely recommend Career Night to other BC students. I received great advice, and the alumni were all easy to talk to. I've already made connections and secured interviews!
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Career Week in the Arts + Entertainment

Every year, students from all majors gather to network with Boston College alumni who have forged artistic careers. Career Week in the Arts + Entertainament is a great opportunity for current students to discover what it is to work in a chosen field, and how pursuing a passion can lead to a fruitful career.

Since its inception in 1999, Career Night for the Arts provided an opportunity for students and alumni to develop dialogue and relationships. Each year, over 100 students join 10-25 BC alumni who have established successful careers as: musicians, composers, conductors, photographers, designers, painters, editors, producers, directors, journalists, administrators, writers, actors, instructors, consultants, and attorneys. Students can navigate the museum talking with alumni from various professions. 

In 2019, Career Night for the Arts expanded to include the overlapping fields in entertainment and media. 

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Career Week 2023

In collaboration with the Boston College Career Center, the Boston College Arts Council will host Career Week in the Arts + Entertainment.

Starting Monday, January 23rd through Thursday, January 26th the week will focus on a variety of virtual conversations with career professionals. Join us in Gallery 203 (Carney Rm 203) where you will join fellow students in conversation with our alumni. You will hear stories behind chosen career paths and engage in conversations around meaningful work. Food will be provided.

Since its inception in 1999, Career Night for the Arts has provided an opportunity for students and alumni to develop dialogue and relationships. In this expanded format, attendees will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight and advice, but also discover new ways to apply their passion and their current studies.

Over the years, speakers and attendees have included photographers, entrepreneurs and designers; musicians, actors and producers; playwrights, journalists and authors; managing directors, development officers and academics; creative headhunters, human resources, and hiring managers in a variety of industries. 

Career Week is open to all Boston College students, alumni, faculty and staff. Registration is encouraged for the events.

Join alumni as they discuss their BC experience, the shape of their career path, and give advice to those wanting to further explore a career in the Arts + Entertainment industries.