The BA in Art is a studio-based program that offers a broad and deep exploration of what it means to be culturally aware, skilled and productive, the BA in Art balances studio courses in drawing/painting and digital media with art history and visual studies.
The BA in Art with a concentration in Visual Studies incorporates art and design history with a cultural study of seeing. Understanding vision to be as much a product of lived culture and a phenomenon that is as dynamic, creative and social, as it is physical and biological, you will explore differing ways to interpret the visible world that surrounds us.
The BFA in Studio Art offers a wide range of artistic media, including ceramics, drawing, film, glasswork, metal smith, painting, performance, print and paper, sculpture and sound. This major is offered in partnership with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA); the art classes are held in the SMFA’s extensive studio environments.
Degrees: BA in Art; BA in Art with concentration in Visual Studies; BFA in Studio Art; Visual Studies
|Advertising Artist||Children’s Book Illustrator|
|Art Center Manager||Courtroom Artist|
|Art Conservator/Framer/Restorer||Craft Artist|
|Art Critic||Fine Artist/Painter/Sculptor/Potter|
|Art Exhibit Director*||Jewelry Designer|
|Art Gallery Owner||Magazine Art Director|
|Art Handler||Medical Illustrator*|
|Art Museum Curator*||Mosaic Artist|
|Art Teacher*||Museum Educator|
|Art Therapist*n||Pottery/Painting Shop Owner|
|Carver/ EngraverPositions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.|
This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
|Adventure Teaching||Technology Solutions Experts, Inc|
|Boston Collegiate Charter School||The Urban Art Bar|
|May I Have This Dance||USPIRG- State Public Interest Research Group|
This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
|Apparel/Textile Manufacturing||Historical Preservation|
|Auction Houses||Museums / Galleries|
|Broadcasting (TV/Radio)||Photography Studios|
|Craft Guilds||Film/ TV Production|
These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.
- Event Marketing Internship
- Intern to the Gallery Director
- Outwin Boochever Intern
- Program Expansion Intern
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- O*NET OnLine
- Vocational Biographies(username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)
Career Development Videos
Websites for Job Search
Campus Organizations & Activities
- Cauldron Yearbook
- Creative Expressions LLC
- Northeastern Arts and Crafts Club
- NU Mural Club
- Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine
- The Art Collaborative
For additional student organizations click here.
For additional student involvement opportunities click here.
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
- American Alliance of Museums
- American Craft Council
- Association of Medical Illustrators
- Links to Professional Associations for Artists
- National Assembly of State Art Agencies
- Society of Illustrators
- The Society of Publication Designers
Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.