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Art Careers 

A Bachelor's degree in Art is valuable for entry-level positions, but an advanced degree is usually necessary to attain competitive, upper-level positions. An art degree can and should be tailored to areas of specialization. A career in the arts takes dedication, patience, flexibility, talent, and some luck.

Employment Options

  • Education
  • Curatorial
  • Conservation
  • Collections management
  • Exhibit design/preparation
  • Government or private museums
  • Galleries
  • Freelance
  • Graphic art
  • Computer graphics
  • Advertising agencies
  • Design firms
  • Internet media companies Studio art
  • Art history
  • Colleges and universities
  • Mental health facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Illustration
  • Art criticism
  • Photo agencies, studios
  • Apparel manufacturers/textile mills
  • Commercial/residential design firms
  • Galleries/Museums and auction houses
  • Display design