Interested in a career in the arts?

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Springfield College can help prepare you.

Join us for a panel discussion with industry experts who will discuss career options available to you, including game designer, digital designer, art teacher, art therapist, community art coordinator, and more. We are also offering a free game lab workshop on campus.

Game Lab

Join us for Game Lab and Careers in the Arts at Springfield College.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Blake Hall 

High school junior and senior students: Join us on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 for Game Lab and Careers in the Arts. 


  • 9:45 a.m. Registration and Coffee
  • 10:15 a.m. Welcome
  • 11 a.m. Workshops in Art Therapy, Art Education, Art in the Community, and Digital Arts OR Game Lab with Industry Professionals
  • 12:15 p.m. Campus Tour
  • 12:45 p.m. Lunch with Panelists
  • 1:30 p.m. Careers in the Arts Panel Discussion
    • Pat King, Co-founder, Pioneer Valley Game Developers
    • Creath Carter, Designer for Interactive Media
    • Pasqualina Azzarello, City Arts Coordinator, City of Easthampton
    • Alicia Shibley, Art Therapist, Trauma Informed Care Clinic
    • Michelle Shibley, Art Educator and Multimedia Artist
  • 2:30-3 p.m. Question-and-Answer Session

Registration is open. 

Space is limited so register early. 

For more information, contact Director of the Digital, Web, and Multimedia Design Program Ruth West at

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Kellie Murphy by Oct. 29, at or (413) 748-3930 to discuss your accessibility needs. 

Springfield College is a smoke-and-tobacco-free campus. 


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