Studio Art

Overview

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

Job Titles

Advertising Artist Carver/Engraver
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.

Employers

Advertising Firms Interior Design Firms
Antique Dealers Mental Health/Rehab Centers
Apparel/Textile Manufacturers Museums / Galleries
Art Publications Newspapers
Auction Houses Photography Studios
Craft Guilds Production Studios
Design Firms Publishing Companies
Film Companies Retail Stores
Freelance Schools/Universities
Greeting Card Companies Television/Radio Stations
Historical Preservation Societies Theater Companies
Hospitals

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Animation Intern
  • Intern to the Gallery Director
  • Outwin Boochever Intern
  • Program Expansion Intern

To search for internship opportunities, login to Husky Career Link, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

 

Resources

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

 Career & Job Websites

Campus Organizations & Activities

*For additional student organizations click here.
*For additional student activities click
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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

 

Social Media

Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: