Careers

Gallery Artists

  • Painter
  • Sculptor/Installation Artist
  • Printmaker
  • Photographer
  • Ceramicist
  • Glass Blower
  • Textile Artist
  • Jeweler/Metalsmith
  • Woodworker
  • Blacksmith
  • Stained Glass Artist

Industry Related Careers

  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer (magazines, advertisements, etc.)
  • Mechanical and Production Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Typographer
  • Illustrator
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Computer Game Designer/Illustrator
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Display Designer
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Toy Designer
  • Package Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Color Expert (dyes for textiles, pigments for paints)
  • Photographer
  • Arial Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Cartoonist
  • Comic Book Illustrator
  • Newspaper Layout Artist
  • Newspaper Illustrator
  • Greeting Card Artist
  • Coin and Bill Designer/Engraver
  • Courtroom Sketch Artist

Environment Related Careers

  • Architect
  • Architectural Model Builder
  • Architectural Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Environmental Designer
  • Urban Designer
  • Landscape Architect

Film and Theatre Related Careers

  • Filmmaker
  • Cinemaphotographer
  • Motion Picture Scenic Designer
  • Computer Generated Animator
  • Set Designer
  • Costume and Mask Designer
  • Art Director
  • Props Director
  • Make-up Artist

Museum, Education and Related Careers

  • Museum Director
  • Curator
  • Preparator
  • Designer, Natural History and other museums
  • Educator (museum, public school, higher education, private)
  • Arts Administrator (non-profit agencies)
  • Art Historian
  • Art Conservator
  • Gallery Owner
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Art Consultant
  • Artists' Agent
  • Art Critic
  • Antiques Dealer
  • Art and Antiques Appraiser

Miscellaneous Careers

  • Art Therapist
  • Framer
  • T-shirt airbrush artist
  • Automobile painter
  • Tattoo artist
  • Memorial Designer

Some Organizations That Typically Employ Art Majors:

  • Art studios
  • Government & private museums/galleries
  • Local historical societies
  • Auction houses, photo agencies & studios
  • Department/retail stores
  • Public/private art schools
  • Adult & coammunity programs
  • Libraries
  • Private/local arts councils
  • Hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers & guidance facilities
  • Apparel manufacturers/textile mills
  • Interior design departments
  • Newspapers/publishing houses
  • Local Printers
  • Advertising agencies, magazines/newspapers & trade publications
  • Film/motion pictures & media production companies

Art Major Skills:

  • Imagination and creativity
  • Strong communication skills
  • Work ethic
  • Flexibility
  • Basic reading, writing and editing skills