Art and Design Department

Professional Organizations

Many art and design organizations offer undergraduate memberships or chapters. These provide students with an introduction to current practices and opportunities for professional development. Several of them host annual conferences where students can participate in exhibitions, presentations, or workshops.

College Art Association (CAA): www.collegeart.org
Professional Association for Design (AIGA): www.aiga.org
National Art Education Association (NAEA): www.naea-reston.org
Society of Illustrators (SI): www.societyillustrators.org
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA): www.nceca.net 
Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG): www.snagmetalsmith.org
Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (F.A.T.E.): www.foundations-art.org
Visual Resource Association - International Association of Image Media Professionals (VRA): www.vraweb.org
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD): www.nasad.arts-accredit.org
Art Libraries Society of North America (ALRIS/NA): www.arlisna.org
American Association of Museums (AAM): www.aam-us.org
Museums in the USA: www.museumca.org
American Art Therapy Association: www.arttherapy.org

U.S. Department of Labor Occupation Outlook for 2010-2011 
Artists and Related Workers: www.bls.gov/oco/ocos092.htm
Graphic Designer: www.bls.gov/oco/ocos090.htm

 

Department of Art and Design, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

Page last modified November 21, 2011