Studio Art

What is Art? Related Career Titles
Related Major Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Resources UNCW Dept. of Art

What is Art?

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."  Aristotle "Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."  Pablo Picasso "A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells."  Grandma Moses

College graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major.  However, the following list contains a representative sample of job titles of former graduates with an Art major.  Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.  Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree.

Related Career Titles

Advertising Artist
Bookplate Artist
Fashion Artist/Designer
Motion Picture Artist
Advertising Designer
CAD Designer
Filmmaker
Motion Picture Scenic Designer
Aerial Photographer
Calligrapher
Floral Designer
Municipal Graphic Designer
Airbrush Artist
Car and Bus Card Artist
Freelance Letter/Designer
Mural Artist
Animator
Caricaturist
Furniture Designer
Museum Artist
Antiques Dealer
Cartoonist
Gallery Owner
Newspaper Artist
Architectural Model Builder
Catalog Illustrator
Gemologist
Newspaper Illustrator
Architectural Renderer
CD/Record Cover Designer
Glass Blower
Newspaper Layout Artist
Art Administrator
Ceramic Artist
Graphic Arts Technician
Photographer
Art Buyer
Cinematographer
Motion Picture Animator

Graphic Designer
Photojournalist
Art Conservator 
Color Expert
Graphist
Printing Designer
Art Consultant
Copyist
Greeting Card Artist
Printing Layout Artist
Art Critic
Costume Designer Illustrator
Product Designer
Art Dealer
Courtroom Sketcher
Impressionist
Quick Sketch Artist
Art Director
Decorator
Interior Decorator
Sculpturist
Art Exhibition Coord.
Designer
Internet Designer
Set Designer/Illustrator
Art Graphic Assistant
Direct Mail Artist
Jewelry Designer
Silhouette Artist
Art Historian
Direct Mail Layout
Kitchenware Designer
Silkscreen Artist
Art Teacher
Display Artist
Label Designer
Stained Glass Artist
Urban Designer

Art Therapist
Display Designer
Landscape Architect
Stencil Cutter
Artist
Display Painter
Layout Artist
Still Photographer
Artist's Agent
Drafter
Magazine Cover Artist
Textile Designer
Assistant Curator
Editorial Illustrator
Magazine Designer/Illustrator
Topographer 
Auctioneer Transporter
Engraver
Mannequin Decorator
Toy Designer
Audio Visual Artist/Designer
Engrosser
Mechanical & Production Artist
Tracer
Bank Note Designer
Environmental Designer
Medical Illustrator
Trademark Designer
Billboard Artist
Etcher
Memorial Designer
Typographical Artist
Book Illustrator/Designer
Exhibit Designer
Millinery Designer
Upholstery Fabric Designer
Book Jacket Designer
Fabric Designer

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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 & community programs
· Libraries
· Private/local arts councils
· Hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers & guidance facilities
· Apparel manufacturers/textile mills
· Interior design departments
· Newspapers/publishing houses
· Advertising agencies, magazines/newspapers & trade publications
· Film/motion pictures & media production companies

Major Skills

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

Job and Internship Search Links

Artist Resources & Job Listings

Studio Art

The complete resource for careers in the visual arts

Arts Employment

MonsterTRAK 

Career Planning Links

Career Alternatives for Art Majors

Career Find-O-Rama (see Animator, Antiques Dealer, Architect, Art Dealer, Artist, Curator, Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Fundraiser/Institutional Solicitor, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Photographer, Printer and Teacher)

Professional Speciality Occupations (Occupational Outlook Handbook) (includes Public Relations Specialists, Designers, Photographers & Camera Operators, and Visual Artists)

The Art Career Project

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Professional Association Links

The Art Association

College Art Association (CAA)

Prescott Fine Arts Association

North Carolina Arts Council

Durham Arts Council

The Light Factory

Orange County Arts Commission

Miscellaneous Links

All Art Schools

North Carolina Museum of Art http://ncartmuseum.org/

North Carolina Art Dealers and Museums

Art Linx

US Museum Directory

Art Publications

Art Related Web Sites

WebMuseum

ArtSource- Network for Art & Architecture

Association of Independence Colleges of Art and Design's list of schools with variety of art programs

Fine arts links related to exhibiting

Here is a link to Web resources that are intended to speak to (architecture ,art, engineering)

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