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What can I do with a degree in visual arts?

Are you creative? Do you like to draw or paint? Are you fascinated with animation or new media arts? Are you interested in graphic design, printmaking or photography? Are you captivated with ceramics, metalwork or sculpture? Are you interested sharing your skills in the classroom? if yes, then a major in visual arts or art education is for you.

A major in the visual arts will prepare you for a professional career in the arts as well as other occupations. Beyond developing one's understanding of the arts and the development of technical skills, a degree in the visual arts focuses on critical reasoning, problem solving, time management, communication and presentation skills. Graduates with a BFA Degree in the visual arts develop abilities to work independently and learn how to collaborate with others leading to careers in the visual arts as well as many other occupations and post graduate studies.

Careers in Visual Arts

We've pulled together a nice list of career options and opportunities for you. Take a look.

Major Employers of Visual Arts Majors

  • Art studios
  • Government and private museums and galleries
  • Local historical societies
  • Auction houses, photography studios
  • Department stores
  • Public and private art schools
  • Adult and community programs
  • Libraries
  • Arts Councils
  • Rehabilitation Centers, retirement homes, hospitals
  • Apparel manufacturers
  • Interior design departments
  • Newspaper or publishing houses
  • Advertising agencies, magazines, newspapers and trade publications
  • Film and motion pictures and media producers