What Is Studio?
Studio at UTSC combines the exceptional academic resources of the University of Toronto with a close-knit and vibrant community where you will receive special attention and mentorship from a diverse faculty of award-winning, internationally renowned artists.
What Makes Studio at UTSC unique?
In Studio you will develop important skills for working in contemporary creative fields - from communicating your ideas confidently in a variety of visual languages, to understanding the role of creativity in shaping local, national, and global communities.
Skills of Studio Grads
- Analyze text, images, sound, and data
- Articulate abstract ideas and visual expression
- Demonstrate creativity and artistic expression
- Examine different classes, cultures, and ethnicities
- Explore others' viewpoints about art, text, and film
- Recognize cultural differences and similarities
- Relate visual observations to political, social contexts
- Trace the development of art forms
- Understand contemporary cultural theory
- Write and research media topics for publications
Entry-Level Jobs for Bachelor Grads
Common employment destinations include:
- Volunteer Service Director
- Radio Programming Manager
- Media Relations Director
- Art Dealer
- Marketing Specialist
- Cultural Event Planner
- Interactive Media Consultant
- Art Therapy Teacher
Graduate & Professional Studies
Popular further education opportunities include:
- Illustration - Master
- Art Conservation - Master
- Arts Management - Master
- History of Art - Master
- Art Therapy - Master
Examples of Fields that "Fit" the Skills of Studio Grads
- Newpaper/Book publishers
- Photographic Libraries - Archives
- Graphic Design Services
- Consulting Firms
- Humanities Research & Development Services
- Boards of Education
- Independent Artists
- Art Museums
Your 4-Year Career Exploration Plan
1. Do Your Research
The databases below prove you with details about job prospects, nature of work, educational requirements, working conditions, pay, and related career paths:
- Career Cruising: Log into CLN, click on Resources, and click on Career Cruising to be logged in automatically
- O*Net: (U.S. site)
Attend our workshop Discover Your Skills and Career Options, meet with a Career Counsellor, and use our resources to get to know your skills, values, personality, and interests.
Use the advice on our tip sheets for gathering information:
- Information Interviews
- Working On-Campus
2. Explore Career Options & Get Experience
- Extern Job Shadowing
- In the Field
- Explore It! (course-based)
- Partners in Leadership (4th year students)
- Employer Information Sessions
- Career & Volunteer Fairs
Apply for Work Study jobs on CLN in Fall and Spring! You might also find work via the SCSU.
Find networking opportunities, internship programs, and entry-level jobs via websites like TalentEgg and CharityVillage.
As an upper year student (14+ credits), attend UTSC's Get Hired Conference and participate in Jobs for Grads.
As a graduate, explore internships and other trainee programs like Career Edge.
3. Build Your Network
Explore professional associations and get involved! Volunteer for their events and get to know people in your industry of interest. These are your future mentors, supervisors, and colleagues!
- The Cultural Human Resources Council
- Centre for Canadian Contemporary Art
- The National Art Education Association
- Federation of Canadian Artists
- Ontario Art Therapy Association
- Ontario Association of Art Galleries
- Art: University of Toronto
- Fine Art Digital Imaging Project
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Arts and Humanities Research Council
Please note: This information is a starting point for your further research into career options in this field of study. For more information on this program and course requirements, please visit the Department of Studio website.