What Can You Do With A Major In Art and Design/Fine Arts?
Art is the study of the various creative means of expressing human thoughts, interests, attitudes, emotions and ideas. There are a variety of career paths to choose from when entering into the field of art. Which area you decide to go into can be determined by what skills you possess, your area of interest, the amount of time you are willing to devote, and the setting which you prefer to work in.
Art History Studio Art: Painting/Drawing and Printmaking
Studio Art: CeramicsStudio Art: Sculpture
Graphic Design and Digital MediaPhotography
Studio Art: Painting/Drawing/Printmaking
Studio Art: Ceramics
Studio Art: Sculpture
(To research these titles and more go to: Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).
Antique Dealer Apparel Manufacturers Art CouncilsArt GalleriesArt StudiosAuction HousesDesign FirmsFilm/Motion Picture CompaniesInterior Design DepartmentsMuseums Private Art Schools
Private/local Arts CouncilsPublishing CompaniesPublishing HousesRehabilitation CentersSelf-EmployedSchools/UniversitiesTelevision IndustryTrade Magazines
According to the
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) July 2010 Salary Survey,
beginning salaries for graduates with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine
Arts degree, on an average start at about $29,759 a year.
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Attention to Detail
Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships
and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research,
convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most
importantly job databases.AIGAAssociation of Art HistoriansAmerican Watercolor Society College Art AssociationNational Association of Independent Artists
or Databases http://adcglobal.coroflot.com/public/jobs_browse.asphttp://www.arlisna.org/jobnet.htmlhttp://www.artistresource.org/joblinks.htmhttp://www.artsearch.us/ArtJobs/http://fineartamerica.com/jobopenings.htmlhttp://jobbank.artsusa.org/http://www.nyfa.org/opportunities.asp?type=Job&id=94&fid=1&sid=54http://www.theartrepreneur.com/career_planning/artist_jobs.asp
Local Programs - Master
of Fine Arts and other related programsFlorida Atlantic UniversityFlorida International University
National Programs – Master of Fine Arts and other related programs University of Georgia University of
Other resources for graduate program researchhttp://www.gradschools.com/ http://www.petersons.com/ http://www.princetonreview.com/
http://www.scps.nyu.edu/admissions/graduate/about.html - New York University- Summer Publishing
The College of
Arts and Sciences at the University of North
Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design.
Enterprising; Social (AES)
Sculpture: Artistic; Enterprising; Realistic (AER)
Art History: Artistic; Enterprising; Social (AES)
Painting: Artistic; Realistic; Social (ARS)
Drawing: Artistic; Social; Investigative (ASI)
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