Monthly Archives: July 2008

What Employers Want in Sculpture and Extended Media Majors

Ability to make critical observations and appropriate decisions
Awareness of the links between art, science, the humanities and the conditions of the world
Facilitate and develop a high expectation regarding self-motivation, intellectual capacity and responsibility
Strong skills of analysis and synthesis
Explore unlimited potential within the field
Strong vocabulary
Proficiency for accurate details
Ability to concentrate intensely for long periods of time
Ability to communicate ideas and emotions creatively
Aptitude for spatial relations
Challenge notions of contemporary art
Dexterity
Self-expression
Ability to work independently
Ability to adjust to close public scrutiny and criticism
Curiosity
Highly developed aesthetic sensibility
Creativity

What Employers Want in Photography and Film Majors

Understanding of contemporary methods through exposure to working photographers, filmmakers, and artists
Creative thinking and problem solving and a willingness to experiment
Knowledge of cinema shooting, editing, special effects, and animation
Hands-on experience in the fields of fine art, studio, freelance photography, and independent film through internships
Knowledge of a variety of analog and digital photographic and film media, tools and professional working methods
Knowledge of the humanities and sciences and contemporary art theory

What Employers Want in Painting and Printmaking majors

Proficiency for accurate details
Ability to concentrate intensely for long periods of time
Ability to communicate ideas and emotions creatively
Aptitude for spatial relations
Ability to make critical observations and appropriate decisions
Good finger and manual dexterity
Self-expression
Ability to work independently
Ability to adjust to close public scrutiny and criticism
Curiosity
Appreciation for Aesthetics
Creativity

What Employers Want in Music Majors

Creativity
Ability to read and write music Communication
Self-discipline
Good stage presence
Observation
Versatility
Ability to hold an audience’s interest
Teaching, advising, and instructing
Adaptability and flexibility
Singing and Instrumental talents
Reading and editing
Ability to use a variety of sound/technical equipment
Perseverance
Knowledge of diverse performance techniques

What Employers Want in Interior Design Majors

Analyzes the client’s needs, goals, and life safety requirements
Integrates findings with knowledge of interior design
Formulates preliminary design concepts that are appropriate, functional, and aesthetic
Develops and presents final design recommendations through appropriate presentation media
Prepares working drawings and specifications for non-load bearing interior construction, materials, finishes, space planning, furnishings, fixtures, and equipment
Collaborates with professional services of other licensed practitioners in the technical areas
Prepares and administers bids and contract documents as the client’s agent
Reviews and evaluates design solutions during implementation and upon completion

What Employers Want in Kinetic Imaging Majors

Using design and layout skills
Developing multimedia programs for integrating text and image
Digital engineering of sound and music
Editing digital video
Website designing
Video game design and animation
How to plan and shoot video
Knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, After Affects, Photoshop, and Toon Boom
Historical knowledge/view of experimental video and sound work

What Employers Want in Graphic Design Majors

Designing using computer assisted drawing (CAD) and image manipulation
Using design and layout skills
Developing multimedia programs for integrating text and image
Developing new software Desktop publishing
Digital engineering of sound and music
Editing digital video
Website designing
Video game design and animation
Knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, After Affects, Photoshop, and Toon Boom

What Employers Want in Fashion Merchandising and Design Majors

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design
Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do
Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes

What Employers Want in Dance and Choreography Majors

Problem Solving
Attention to detail
Analyzing and interpreting
Critical thinking
Taking multiple approaches to problems
Integrating diversity into craft
Adapting techniques
Making connections based on perception
Communication
Explaining concepts
Control of body
Awareness of body language
Making keen observations
Listening critically
Ability to give and receive criticism
Relating to people with diverse backgrounds
Artistic/Technical
Creating and performing dances
Sensitivity and appreciation for different music and dance styles
Moving efficiently and effectively
Program planning
Doing detailed and accurate work
Working independently
Collaboratively developing a project
Organization
Using available resources
Interacting in a team setting
Time management
Creativity
Spatial memory
Self-discipline
Working under pressure and meeting deadlines