Careers in painting

Become a professional artist. Become a portrait painter. Become a mural artist. SCAD alumni have exhibited at world-renowned museums including the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as well as at the world’s most prestigious art fairs, like the Hong Kong International Art Fair and Art Basel Miami Beach, the most important art show on the North American continent. New American Paintings magazine has featured SCAD painting students and alumni more than 50 times since 2000, helping them embark on rewarding careers as studio artists, educators and digital matte artists.

Launch your career as a professional:

  • Painter
  • Exhibition designer
  • Gallery owner or director

And get recruited and hired by the best of the best:

  • Adler & Co. Gallery
  • American Craft Magazine
  • Andy Warhol Museum

Flourish as a professional

SCAD will give you access to the tools and equipment you need to develop your personal aesthetic and fully realize your artistic visions. Scott Carter (B.F.A., painting, 2008) explains how his time as a student helped him identify his preferred medium, develop a fresh perspective, and fulfill his creative drive.

SCAD will see you to success

We make it a point to support our students both within the classroom and beyond. As part of that effort, the office of career and alumni success at SCAD offers students and graduates an array of career-building services, including:

  • Résumé development
  • Portfolio building
  • Mock interviews
  • Self-promotion
  • Assistance finding internships and employment opportunities

With professional guidance and one-on-one advising, SCAD will stay with you to help you kickstart your creative career.

Take the next step

Put your creative career in motion by pursuing a painting degree at SCAD. Our B.F.A., M.A. and M.F.A. degrees are available in Atlanta, Hong Kong, Savannah, and online via eLearning.

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