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Student Voice Project

Students meet with recent alumni in Space 120.
Alumni Meetup in Space 120; photo by Liz Copland

From Classroom to Career

The Student Voice Project (SVP) is a program designed and run by academic advisers in the UW School of Art + Art History + Design.

SVP hosts programming to help you recognize that your learning and experiences in the classroom relate directly to skills you will use to develop your career.

SVP is committed to dispelling the myth that learning in the visual arts limits the scope of professional opportunities for our graduates.

Students who major in art, art history and design graduate with the following:

  • Practiced problem-finding and problem-solving skills
  • Expertise in visual literacy
  • Polished presentation and communication skills
  • Collaboration and leadership experience
  • Research methods and the ability to complete resulting projects
  • Motivated for and by critical feedback
  • Ability to network, create and engage in community

Our alumni go on to do creative, innovative work with their degrees in art, art history or design: 

Sam Cook, Design Dillon Gisch, Art History Alison Milliman, Art History
Heather Christo, Art Drew Hamlin, Design Juniper Shuey, Art
Kari Davidson, Design Levi Higgs, Art History Lucas Spivey, Art
Renee Erickson, Art Michael Klebeck, Art Aly Weir, Design

Start Now!

Make direct connections to your future by participating in Student Voice Project programs and events. New events are added each quarter, so please check the calendar for specific dates and times.

PREVIEW - Info Sessions for Prospective Majors

If you are a college transfer or high school student, consider attending Preview to get a first-hand look at the School and its programs. Previews are hour-long info sessions lead by professional academic advisers, and are designed to introduce you to all of the academic and enrichment programs in the School.

Check the School's calendar or Advising's Facebook events page for upcoming Preview dates. No registration is necessary, but you should prepare for the session by exploring our undergraduate degree programs in ArtArt History and Design on this website.

CONNECT - Career Meetups

Conversations and mentorship with alumni, employers and working professionals. At a recent alumni meetup we welcomed back Serrah Russell (Photomedia), artist, co-founder/curatorial director of Violet Strays and partner/curator of Vignettes GalleryRachel Ravitch (IVA & Arch Minor), jewelry designer, artist, and business owner; and Nicole Greene (IVA), practicing interior designer for Jason Dallas Design.

STRIVE - Scholarships

Workshops focused on making successful applications to competitive scholarships. Information provided on local, national and international opportunities.

CONVERSE - SVP Roundtable

Have a topic or theme you’d like to discuss? Contact Advising with your ideas for the next SVP Roundtable conversation.

BRIDGE - Prepare and Apply for Internships, Jobs, Careers

Review possible job opportunities, craft an appropriate resume and receive feedback that will strengthen your application. Build your confidence as you apply for internships and jobs.

CONTINUE - Thinking About Graduate School

Consider when, where, why and how. Learn from current graduate students and faculty in Art, Art History and Design.