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.

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.

Micah Bartelme ’08 is CEO and Principal of the BarStar Group in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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

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

Avery Bradt ’10 is the Strategy and Marketing Manager at Nature Gnaws, in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Alex Moxam ’10 is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania.

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

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.

Katie Austin ’11 is an actor, model and singer in Menlo Park, CA. Her film Aubergine, which she co-wrote, directed, produced, and starred in was nominated for “Best Director” and “Best Female Short” at IndieX Film Fest in February 2021 – and then it won “Best Comedy Short.”

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

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 the First United Methodist Church in Stoughton, Massachusetts, as well as a Food Rescue Coordinator at Lovin’ Spoonfuls.

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

Matt Walker ’13 is an improv artist, musician and designer 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 a Scenic Charge Artist at the University of Tampa.

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

Zoe Turtle ’18 is a private music and violin teacher in St. Petersburg.

Emmet Scales ’19 is Creative Marketing Director at the Great Explorations Museum in St. Petersburg.

Sierra Toomey ’19 is a videographer for One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization dedicated to reforestation.

Aurelius Sutter ’22 is enrolled in the MFA program in Book Arts at the University of Alabama.

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