Studio Art


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

Job Titles

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
 Polar Design


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.


Advertising/Marketing Freelance
Antique Dealers Healthcare
Apparel/Textile Manufacturing Historical Preservation
Auction Houses Museums / Galleries
Broadcasting (TV/Radio) Photography Studios
Craft Guilds Film/ TV Production
Design Publishing
Education Retail Merchandizing



These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Event Marketing Internship
  • Intern to the Gallery Director
  • Outwin Boochever Intern
  • Program Expansion Intern

Use NUcareers,,, or other internship sites to search for openings. 


For more information, please visit Cooperative Education

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


 Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Careers in Advertising, Part 1

Careers in Advertising, Part 2

Careers In The Arts:  Putting Your Talent to Work in Community and Youth Programs

Careers in Fashion:  Part 1

Careers in Fashion:  Part 2

Careers in Film and TV Production 1

Careers in Film and TV Production 2

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Teaching Without Certification

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