College of Fine and Performing Arts takes lead in national arts career survey

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:59pm

Contact: Chris Casquilho, Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts manager of Marketing and Special Events at (360) 650-2829, or chris.casquilho@wwu.edu

The College of Fine and Performing Arts is participating in the 2017 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) – a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide. The survey will attempt to locate and include over 11,000 graduates in creative disciplines from WWU going back decades. Graduates in fine and performing arts, design, creative writing, industrial design, visual journalism, and related creative fields will be surveyed.

This fall, all arts graduates of WWU will receive an email invitation to participate in the online survey. By verifying our alumni office has a current email address, alumni can be sure not to miss their chance to share their experiences and help shape the future of arts education across the country and at WWU.

After completing the survey, alumni will have access to a site where they can see how their experience compares with those of other arts graduates across North America. They can see where arts graduates live, where they work, what they earn and how their arts educations have influenced their lives. 

The time our alumni spend sharing their experiences will help WWU, along with many other participating institutions across the country, better prepare students for success, whether they stay in the arts or use what they’ve learned in other professional fields.