snaap logoUConn School of Fine Arts is participated in the 2016 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) – a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide.

In Fall 2016, all arts graduates of UConn received an email invitation to participate in the on-line survey. Alumni did not to miss their chance to share their experiences and help shape the future of arts education across the country and at UConn.

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

The time our alumni spent sharing their experiences helped UConn 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.


The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) is a major source of information about careers in the arts. Based on interviews with over 92,000 arts alumni across the nation, SNAAP provides data about:

  • satisfaction with curricular and extracurricular experiences
  • current and past education and employment
  • relevance of arts training to work and further education
  • types of art practiced and how often
  • support and resource needs following graduation
  • experiences as teachers
  • income and support, student debt and other financial issues