Some people may think that the only thing you can do with an Art major is paint. Nothing could be further from the truth!

The list below includes just some of the options available for an Art major.

Jobs Potential Employers
  • Art Director
  • Craft Artist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Floral Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Animator
  • Set Designer
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Art Teacher
  • Government or private museums
  • Galleries
  • School/Community programs
  • Art schools
  • Public and private schools (K-12)
  • Colleges and universities
  • Libraries
  • 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:

  1. Specialize. An art degree can and should be tailored to areas of specialization.
  2. Save artwork for a strong portfolio - too much is better than too little!
  3. Join art related professional and student organizations.
  4. Volunteer with fundraising efforts for the arts.
  5. Gain valuable experience through volunteering, internships, part-time and summer jobs, and apprenticeships.
  6. Conduct informational interviews with professionals in areas of interest to learn more about opportunities and strategies for these areas.
  7. Learn to network.
  8. Pair your art degree with other career interests to increase opportunities.