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What Can I Do With a Major in Art?

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Career Titles

  • Accessory Designer
  • Advertising Account Assistant
  • Advertising Artist
  • Advertising Designer
  • Advertising Media Planner
  • Advertising Photographer
  • Aerial Photographer
  • Airbrush Artist
  • Animator
  • Antiques Dealer 
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Architectural Graphic Artist
  • Architectural Model Builder
  • Architectural Renderer
  • Archivist
  • Art Acquisition Specialist
  • Art Administrator
  • Art Agent
  • Art Appraiser
  • Art Buyer
  • Art Consultant
  • Art Dealer
  • Art Director
  • Art Exhibition Coordinator
  • Art Historian
  • Art Instructor
  • Art Librarian
  • Art Museum Tour Guide
  • Art Preservationist
  • Art Supply Store Manager
  • Art Therapist
  • Artist
  • Artist Display Painter
  • Attorney
  • Auctioneer
  • Audio Visual Artist/Designer
  • Audiovisual Production Specialist
  • Bank Note Designer
  • Billboard Artist
  • Book Illustrator/Designer
  • Book Jacket Designer
  • Bookplate Artist
  • Bookstore Manager
  • Business Card Artist
  • Buyer
  • CAD Designer
  • Calligrapher
  • Camera Operator
  • Caricaturist
  • Cartographer
  • Cartoonist
  • Catalog Illustrator
  • CD/Record Cover Designer
  • Ceramic Artist
  • Ceramics Engineer
  • Children’s Book Illustrator
  • Cinematographer
  • Color Expert
  • Comic Strip Writer
  • Commercial Artist
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Conservator
  • Copyist
  • Copywriter
  • Costume and Mask Designer
  • Courtroom Sketcher
  • Creative Director
  • Critic
  • Curator
  • Custom Framer
  • Designer
  • Digital Animator
  • Digital Designer
  • Direct Mail Artist
  • Display Designer
  • Display Painter
  • Docent Coordinator
  • Drafter
  • Editor
  • Electronic Games Designer
  • Engraver
  • Environmental Designer
  • Estate Appraiser
  • Etcher
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Fabric Designer
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Film Art Director
  • Film Editor
  • Film Producer
  • Filmmaker
  • Fine Artist
  • Flatware Designer
  • Floral Designer
  • Food Stylist
  • Forensic Artist
  • Freelance artist
  • Fundraiser
  • Furniture Designer
  • Gallery Director
  • Gallery Owner
  • Gemologist
  • Glass Blower
  • Graphic Arts Technician
  • Graphic Designer
  • Greeting Card Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Impressionist
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Kitchenware Designer
  • Label Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Layout Artist
  • Lithographer
  • Magazine Cover Artist
  • Magazine Designer
  • Make up artist
  • Mannequin Decorator
  • Market Research Assistant
  • Media Buyer
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Memorial Designer
  • Merchandise Display Coordinator
  • Motion Picture Animator
  • Motion Picture Scenic Designer
  • Mural Artist
  • Newspaper Artist
  • Newspaper Illustrator
  • Newspaper Layout Artist
  • Package Designer
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Potter
  • Pottery Designer
  • Printing Layout Artist
  • Professor
  • Prosthetics Technician
  • Publisher
  • Puppeteer
  • Quick Sketch Artist
  • Researcher
  • Sculptor
  • Set Designer
  • Sign Painter
  • Silhouette Artist
  • Silkscreen Artist
  • Stained Glass Artist
  • Stencil Cutter
  • Still Photographer
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Teacher
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Textile Designer
  • Topographer
  • Toy Designer
  • Tracer
  • Trademark Designer
  • Upholstery Fabric Designer
  • Urban Designer
  • Videographer
  • Wallpaper Designer
  • Weaver
  • Web Designer
  • Webpage Layout Artist
  • Woodworker

Employers
  • Adult and Community Programs
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Antique Dealers
  • Apparel Manufacturers/Textile Mills
  • Architectural Firms
  • Archives
  • Art Galleries
  • Art Management Firms
  • Art Schools
  • Art Studios
  • Arts Associations
  • Arts Councils
  • Arts Foundations
  • Auction Galleries
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Computer Graphics Firms
  • Court System
  • Cultural Affairs Agencies
  • Dance and Theatre Companies
  • Department Stores
  • Design Firms
  • Design Studios
  • Engineering Corporations
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Fashion Design Companies
  • Galleries
  • Graphic Design Studios
  • Greeting Card Company
  • Historic Preservation & Firms
  • Historical Societies
  • Interior Design Firms
  • Libraries
  • Magazines/Newspapers
  • Manufacturers
  • Media Organizations
  • Museums
  • National Archives & Records Administration
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Parks and Recreation Centers
  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Photographic Studios
  • Private/Public Schools
  • Production Companies
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Firms
  • Self-Employment/Freelance
  • Television/Motion Picture Industry
  • Textile Companies
  • Theatre Companies

Skills
  • Ability to accept criticism, or even rejection, and use it to enhance further performance
  • Ability to create original artwork
  • Ability to generate design ideas
  • Adaptability
  • Aesthetic judgement
  • Analytical and spatial skills
  • Appraisal and cataloging ability
  • Appreciation of aesthetics
  • Attention to detail  
  • Awareness of art over time
  • Awareness of other cultures
  • Basic reading, writing and editing skills
  • Capacity to work independently with little direction
  • Communicate ideas through various materials
  • Communicates ideas and emotions creatively
  • Critical Analysis
  • Desire to share beauty with the world.
  • Familiarity of multiple art mediums and methods of art creation
  • Flexibility
  • Imagination and creativityInterpersonal skills Interpretive skills
  • Makes critical observations and appropriate decisions
  • Meets deadlines
  • Open-mindedness
  • Oral communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Patience
  • Perseverance
  • Possesses aptitude for spatial relationships
  • Possesses good finger and manual dexterity
  • Recognizes differences in shapes, shading, and color
  • Research
  • Self-discipline
  • Superior critical analysis and observation skills
  • Work ethic

Salary Information   

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Spring 2018 Average Starting Salary:
  •  Visual and Performing Arts Bachelors Degree: $37,887

Average Salary of SNC Art Graduate:

  • 2017: $30,001 - $40,000 
  • 2016: $20,001 - $30,000
  • 2015: $30,001 - $40,000

For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.

Graduate Data  

To view the job titles, employers, graduate schools and graduate programs reported by our most recent alums in the annual St. Norbert College Career & Professional Development graduate follow-up survey, download the Art Graduate Survey Data Handout (PDF).
 

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