Careers in Art
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in
Teaching Certification is also available that would lead to a Bachelor of Science in Science Education with a concentration in Art. See College of Education and Allied Professions for more information.
What jobs are available?
Art teacher, Art therapist, Photographer, Animator/graphic designer, Artist or crafts person, Curator/ conservator, Gallery owner or sales person, Display designer (theatre/stores /museums), Travel/tour guide, Journalist for art publication/art critic, Illustrator, Consultant, Appraiser, Art historian.
Who employs students with this major?
- Many are self-employed
- Museums and galleries
- Local historical societies
- Craft guilds and arts associations
- Newspapers and publishing houses
- Design companies and cartoonists
- Advertising /public relations firms
- Photo agencies, studios
- Commercial firms and corporations
- Libraries and universities
- Public and private schools
- Non-profit agencies
- Prisons and rehabilitation centers
- Hospitals and nursing homes
- Fashion and interior designers
Good skills or traits for students with this major:
- Ability to accept criticism or even rejection, and use it to enhance further performance.
- Must have natural artistic/creative skills, talent or ability.
- Willing to sacrifice material possessions for freedom of expression/creativity.
- Learn to network and make contacts.
Special training, degrees or experience I may need:
- Do an internship, co-op, or volunteer in an art museum, gallery or design firm.
- Obtain education degree and certification for teaching K-12.
- Participate in juried shows, join a guild, and prepare and maintain a portfolio of your work.
- Specialize in sales, history, writing or business if you do not want to be self-employed.
- To be a therapist- do specialized training or graduate work in Psychology and do volunteer work with special populations.
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