Art students are prepared for positions that require a well-rounded bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts. Students also may attend graduate school. Graduates have been hired as director’s assistants, studio assistants, preparators, artists, and managers by museums and galleries, businesses, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Students who choose graduate school typically pursue studio specialty areas or related humanities disciplines.
Art history students are prepared to study art history, art conservation, and art administration in graduate school, or to begin careers as museum curators, consultants, and professionals in fields such as historic preservation, tourism, and cultural affairs. Graduates have been hired as curators, preparators, writers, and managers. Typical hiring firms include museums, galleries, auctioneers, publishers, art dealerships, public and cultural agencies, and universities.
Fine arts students become professional artists in their majors (painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture). Some also may pursue commercial work in related vocations requiring their expertise, such as advertising, photography, photojournalism, art printing, pattern and model making, illustration, and restoration. Graduates have been hired as artists, graphic artists, photographers, illustrators, printers, directors, managers, and professors. Typical hiring firms include museums, public and cultural agencies, advertising agencies, galleries, businesses, and universities. Students also may attend graduate school to further develop their abilities and to earn the advanced degree necessary to become a college professor.