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):
Professional Association for Design (AIGA):
National Art Education Association (NAEA):
Society of Illustrators (SI):
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA): 
Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG):
Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (F.A.T.E.):
Visual Resource Association - International Association of Image Media Professionals (VRA):
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD):
Art Libraries Society of North America (ALRIS/NA):
American Association of Museums (AAM):
Museums in the USA:
American Art Therapy Association:

U.S. Department of Labor Occupation Outlook for 2010-2011 
Artists and Related Workers:
Graphic Designer:


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

Page last modified November 21, 2011