What can I do with a major in Art?

  • Art, Museums
      • Administrator, Curator, Publications, Sales
  • Art Sales
      • Auction House, Galleries, Department Stores
  • Retailing
      • Fashion Coordinator, Buyer, Display
  • Fashion, Textile and Interior Design
  • Visual Arts
      • Cartoonist
      • Advertising Designer
      • Craftsperson (weaver, glass blower, potter)
      • Fashion Designer
      • Art Director/Broadcast
      • Graphic Designer
      • Production Artist
      • Illustrator
      • Art Therapist
      • Painter
      • Exhibit Designer
      • Sculptor
      • Puppet Designer
      • Textile Designer
      • Set Designer
  • Media Productions/Design & Photography
      • Animator
      • Print Production
      • Design & Production
      • Web Designer
      • Video Production
      • Game Art & Design
      • Costume Designer
      • Art Director
      • Director (Video/TV, Film Audio, Theater)
      • Set Designer
      • Film Production Manager
      • Stage Manager
      • Storyboard Artist
      • Commercial Photographer
      • Technical Animator
      • Fashion Photographer
      • Media Director
      • Forensic Photographer
      • Digital Film Maker
      • Industrial Photographer
      • Interior/Exterior Design
      • News Photographer
      • Motion Graphics Animator
      • Photojournalist
      • 3D Character Sculptor
      • Photo Technician
      • 3D Lighting Director
      • Photo Editor
      • Graphic & Interactive Communication

Art Education provides students with the skills, knowledge, and expertise to succeed in work and life.

Business leaders and visionary thinkers concerned about preparation of students for the future know that the ability to be creative is native to the arts and is one of the primary processes learned through arts education. The arts promote work habits that cultivate curiosity, imagination, creativity, and evaluation skills. Students who possess these skills are better able to tolerate ambiguity, explore new realms of possibility, express their own thoughts and feelings and understand the perspectives of others. Furthermore, these examples suggest ways that study of the arts can help produce globally aware, collaborative, and responsible citizens.

Communications in today’s interconnected world increasingly emphasize multimedia, and the arts are the media. For personal as well as professional success, students must therefore learn to critically interpret media messages, and to convey their own ideas through the medium of artistic form. Many courses in art explore the rich array of artistic media and tools by incorporating technology. All of those media, both traditional and new, offer powerful opportunities to cultivate skills and to articulate human expression.

Students’ future capacity to create and express themselves through the arts is one of the central qualities that make them human, as well as a basis for success.