Success After Eckerd

Opportunities for integrative and collaborative work in the arts

Career opportunities for an IA major would parallel those of the particular arts disciplines represented in the student’s individual program, and some chosen professions may require further education or specialized training.

What our Interdisciplinary Arts graduates are up to

Dan Yost ’06 is owner, producer and audio engineer of Just Records, a recording studio in Pittsburgh.

Stefan Ransom ‘06 earned his MFA at Pacific Northwest College of Art, and has composed a work titled Songs on Conceptual Art.

Forrest Lewinger ’07 has developed a very successful ceramics business in Brooklyn, called Workaday Handmade.  His work was featured in this 2015 article in the New York Times.

Whitney Calametti ’08 is Lead Project Manager at DigiPro Media, LLC in Pensacola.

Felicity Keeley ’09 serves on the staff of M Powered Strategies.

Alex Morrison Wyant ’10 earned her MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is now an independent museum professional in Austin, Texas.

Rachel Taylor ‘10 is Development Manager at Feeding San Diego.

Spencer Verney ’10 attended the graduate program at the Academy of Florence and is now a portrait and landscape painter in Massachusetts.

Leonora Stefanile ’11 is a Research Assistant in Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University (where she is also a videographer and event planner).

Christy Wright ’11 received her Master of Divinity degree from the Boston University School of Theology and is now Pastor at George Whitefield United Methodist Church in West Brookfield, MA.

Katie Austin ‘11 is an actor, model and singer in Menlo Park, CA.

Emily Mason ’11 is Assistant Editor at Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Katie Doyle ’13 is Education Assistant and District Wildlife Manager at Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Matt Walker ’13 is an improv artist and educator in the Tampa Bay area.

Hailey Escobar ’15 is a Screenwriter, Story Developer, Content Creator, and Marketing Manager in the Tampa Bay area.

Shelby Smotherman ’15 earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Stetson University, and is now a Production Assistant for the American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg.

Reid Dawson ’15 owns The Modern Wave Gallery and is curator of Foundation Studios in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC.

Nika Ostby ’15 is now a licensed physical therapist at a community hospital in Idaho but is also still very active as a photographer.

Zoe Turtle ’18 is a music and violin teacher at the Alfred Adler Charter School in St. Petersburg.

Sierra Toomey ’19 is a Digital Media Assistant with the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance.

What can you do with this major?

  • Arts or Creative Direction
  • Arts Management
  • Business Theatre
  • Community-based Arts
  • Costume Design
  • Digital Arts
  • Events Coordination
  • Interactive and Multimedia Design
  • Musical Production
  • Installation Art
  • Performing Arts
  • Playwriting or Screenwriting
  • Publishing and Editing
  • Teaching
  • Theatre and Set Design
  • Video and Film Production
  • Web Design and Animation