Annmarie Zito is a 2012 graduate of Marist College. She majored in Fine Art with a concentration in Art History. She worked with hundreds of artists as the Exhibition Coordinator at Agora Gallery in Chelsea. While studying abroad in Florence, Italy, she interned at Palazzo Vecchio Family Museum. She has also interned in the not-for-profit sector at Rockland Center for the Arts, as well as the for-profit sector at Marlborough Chelsea and Christie’s.
What attracted you to the Arts Administration Program at Teachers College, Columbia University?
What attracted me to ARAD was the strong program and course offerings. The courses ARAD offers are so varied and allow students to tailor their education to their interests. The fact that I have the opportunity to take classes throughout Columbia University and TC has thoroughly enriched my education thus far. I also like that the program address both performing and visual arts. I think it is important to be well versed in both these area because they are becoming more and more intertwined. Finally, there is a strong sense of community in ARAD and TC. From my first visit I felt welcomed and supported. Coming from a small college, this closeness is something I greatly value.
How are your studies helping to advance your career goals?
My studies have helped me explore different areas of the arts that I may not have considered before ARAD. The different courses have introduced me to the possibilities of marketing, consulting, and special event planning. It has been very valuable to learn about these possible career paths and have led to some interesting internship opportunities.