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Artists generally fall into one of four categories. Art Directors formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications. Craft Artists create or reproduce handmade objects for sale or exhibition. Fine Artists, including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators, create original artwork, using a variety of media and techniques. Multimedia artists and animators create special effects, animation, or other visual images on film, on video, or with computers or other electronic media.
Concentrations: BA in Art & BFA in Studio Art
|Animator||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*||Pottery/Painting Shop Owner|
Positions that may require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).
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 interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.
|Advertising Firms||Interior Design Firms|
|Antique Dealers||Mental Health/Rehab Centers|
|Apparel/Textile Manufacturers||Museums / Galleries|
|Auction Houses||Photography Studios|
|Craft Guilds||Production Studios|
|Design Firms||Publishing Companies|
|Film Companies||Retail Stores|
|Greeting Card Companies||Television/Radio Stations|
|Historical Preservation Societies||Theater Companies|
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.
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The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.
Career & Job Websites
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.
Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: