- Art Director
- Craft Artist
- Fashion Designer
- Floral Designer
- Graphic Designer
- Industrial Designer
- Interior Designer
- Multimedia Artist
- Set Designer
- Exhibit Designer
- Art Teacher
- Government or private museums
- School/Community programs
- Art schools
- Public and private schools (K-12)
- Colleges and universities
- Hospitals, nursing homes
- Rehabilitation centers
- Corporate media departments
- Federal, state and local government
- Public relations and advertising firms
- Publishing houses
- Newspapers and magazines
- Photo agencies
- Specialty stores
- Retail stores, including department, grocery, drug and variety chains
Regardless of what you choose to do with your Art degree, here are some tips to help you get a head-start on your career:
- Specialize. An art degree can and should be tailored to areas of specialization.
- Save artwork for a strong portfolio - too much is better than too little!
- Join art related professional and student organizations.
- Volunteer with fundraising efforts for the arts.
- Gain valuable experience through volunteering, internships, part-time and summer jobs, and apprenticeships.
- Conduct informational interviews with professionals in areas of interest to learn more about opportunities and strategies for these areas.
- Learn to network.
- Pair your art degree with other career interests to increase opportunities.