Marcia Selsor on tue 6 jun 00
CAA sent me their last placement records from 1992-1996. The records use
to show media.
Hope this chart stays straight. In 1996 there were 466 listings
including 167 in computer graphics/graphic design, 109 in painting and
drawing, 57 in sculpture, 46 in film video and phottography, 31 in
ceramics, jewelry or metalwork, and 26 in printmaking. 30 positions did
not specify any particular concentration in studio arts. I am not
listing the breakdown of art historians.
Looks like the job market is getting slightly better. Who knows what the
last three years have been like.
Ratio of applicants to positions 95-96 94-95 93-94 92-93 91-92
Artists positions 87:1 88:1 110:1 123:1 98:1
I have been to several CAA meetings for interviewing candidates for our
University and when I was looking for a job. It is truely a meat market atmosphere.
WHew536674@CS.COM on tue 6 jun 00
Thanks for the break down in MFA studio positions. Guess it boils down to
the fact that one going for a college teaching job has about one chance in
100. Not great odds, but they have been worse.
Louis H.. Katz on thu 8 jun 00
It took me about ten years to land a full time college tenure track job after grad
school. During that time I applied for near every ceramics job in the CAA jobs
listing except those that required teaching in more than three distinct art
disciplines such as "teach jewelry, ceramics, art history and sculpture"( I
probably would have landed one of these earlier). I went to CAA each year. I had
several one year jobs, worked at the Bray, and had a Fulbright to Thailand. My
choices; I could have ended up flipping burgers, or gone on to relational database
progamming. Let students see the protfolios and credentials of the most sucessfull
job applicants. Give them the info let them decide if they want to pursue an
M.F.A. and let them decide why. College is not meant to necessarily give one a
career. Its not trade school.
> Thanks for the break down in MFA studio positions. Guess it boils down to
> the fact that one going for a college teaching job has about one chance in
> 100. Not great odds, but they have been worse.
> Joyce A
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