Welcome to the School of Arts and Humanities Career Community!
The School of Arts and Humanities is a very special place. You, our students, are offered so many opportunities for professional success and personal fulfillment through the excellent programs offered in the School. A recent study showed that over 83% of Arts and Humanities majors participate in at least one internship, and often these internships lead to a great first job. In addition, we develop our students by employing them in roles in which their disciplinary skills are put into practice and perfected; for example, we hire Graphic Design students to design posters and fliers for our events and we train and employ Writing students to serve as peer tutors in the Writing Center. Visual Studies students exhibit their works and curate exhibitions in our Fine Arts Gallery and at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Acting and Theatre Arts students accrue Actor’s Equity points during their undergraduate years at St. Edward’s and many obtain an Actor’s Equity card by graduation.
Alumni of the School of Arts and Humanities are tremendously successful: they have won Tony awards for producing Broadway shows; they exhibit their art at grayDUCK Gallery in Austin; they win Fulbrights; they earn advanced degrees from Columbia, Syracuse, Texas Christian, Duke Divinity School, Notre Dame, and Georgetown Law School. They write, direct, and produce feature-length films; they argue cases before the US Supreme Court; and they found tech companies. They land jobs at EA (Electronic Arts) and star in the TV series “Project Runway.” They work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Menil Collection (Houston), KXAN (NBC Affiliate in Austin), the Austin American-Statesman, the Dallas Morning News, and the Houston Chronicle, and they dedicate themselves to social justice through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and the Peace Corps.
I wish you every success in your Arts and Humanities major!
Sharon Nell, PhD | Dean, Arts and Humanities