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Thriving Artists

At Miami, our art students go on to do great things after graduation — thanks in part to our Thriving Artists program, which prepares you for a vibrant career with networking opportunities, interview and portfolio preparation, and career exploration.

#ThrivingArtists Network

CCA alumni are making careers of their artistic passions in all 50 states and around the world. We come together as one through #ThrivingArtistsNetwork, created by the CCA Advisory Board. Learn about these alumni, and begin to build your own business connections, by following #ThrivingArtist and #ThrivingArtists hashtags or the MiamiOHCCA social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

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Join the Movement

If you are a CCA alumnus who would like to make a difference in the lives of current CCA students and recent graduates, we welcome you to join our organization! The vision for the #ThrivingArtist network involves establishing an engaged group of arts alumni in major cities in the U.S.

In joining this network, you agree to help a recently matriculated student who is moving to that city in a variety of possible ways: review a resume, allow for a job shadow, do an informational interview, buy the student a meal, etc. This network allows for both mentorship for students (as they begin their life after college) and for more active dialogue and collaboration between arts alumni in key metropolitan areas. #ThrivingArtist networking events are also held in those key metropolitan areas for members to connect, socialize and share resources.

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The Center for Career Exploration and Success (CES)

The CES empowers undergraduate and graduate students to optimize your professional and personal potential through connections with employers and the Miami career community. The CCA enjoys a partnership with the Career Center, including satellite offices in Presser Hall, the Center for Performing Arts, and the Art Building.

Contact Your CCA Career Liaison

Discover Career Clusters for Arts, Communication, Design, and Media

A World of Career Possibilities

No matter your major, as a CCA graduate, you can anticipate a broad range of rewarding job opportunities. Explore career paths as they pertain to your department below.

College of Creative Arts

The arts at Miami University didn't evolve on a whim—they were challenged, inspired, modernized, and made more relevant by each new generation of artists. Welcome to the College of Creative Arts, with degree programs that range from the classical to the contemporary.