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What is Studio 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
Motion Picture Scenic Designer
Aerial Photographer
Floral Designer
Municipal Graphic Designer
Airbrush Artist
Car and Bus Card Artist
Freelance Letter/Designer
Mural Artist
Furniture Designer
Museum Artist
Antiques Dealer
Gallery Owner
Newspaper Artist
Architectural Model Builder
Catalog Illustrator
Newspaper Illustrator
Architectural Renderer
CD/Record Cover Designer
Glass Blower
Newspaper Layout Artist
Art Administrator
Ceramic Artist
Graphic Arts Technician
Art Buyer
Motion Picture Animator

Graphic Designer
Art Conservator
Color Expert
Printing Designer
Art Consultant
Greeting Card Artist
Printing Layout Artist
Art Critic
Costume Designer Illustrator
Product Designer
Art Dealer
Courtroom Sketcher
Quick Sketch Artist
Art Director
Interior Decorator
Art Exhibition Coord.
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
Display Painter
Layout Artist
Still Photographer
Artist's Agent
Magazine Cover Artist
Textile Designer
Assistant Curator
Editorial Illustrator
Magazine Designer/Illustrator
Auctioneer Transporter
Mannequin Decorator
Toy Designer
Audio Visual Artist/Designer
Mechanical & Production Artist
Bank Note Designer
Environmental Designer
Medical Illustrator
Trademark Designer
Billboard Artist
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

Related Major Skills

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

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