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Art (Studio)

What is Studio Art?

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." Aristotle "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Pablo Picasso "A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells." Grandma Moses

Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of job titles of former graduates with an Art major. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider. Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree.

CWU Department of Art

Related Career Titles
Advertising ArtistBookplate ArtistFashion Artist/Designer
Motion Picture ArtistAdvertising DesignerCAD Designer
FilmmakerMotion Picture Scenic DesignerAerial Photographer
CalligrapherFloral DesignerMunicipal Graphic Designer
Airbrush ArtistCar and Bus Card ArtistFreelance Letter/Designer
Mural ArtistAnimatorCaricaturist
Furniture DesignerMuseum ArtistAntiques Dealer
CartoonistGallery OwnerNewspaper Artist
Architectural Model BuilderCatalog IllustratorGemologist
Newspaper IllustratorArchitectural RendererCD/Record Cover Designer
Glass BlowerNewspaper Layout ArtistArt Administrator
Ceramic ArtistGraphic Arts TechnicianPhotographer
Art BuyerCinematographerGraphic Designer
PhotojournalistArt ConservatorColor Expert
GraphistPrinting DesignerArt Consultant
CopyistGreeting Card ArtistPrinting Layout Artist
Art CriticCostume and Mask DesignerIllustrator
Product Designer/IllustratorArt DealerCourtroom Sketcher
ImpressionistQuick Sketch ArtistArt Director
DecoratorInterior DecoratorSculpturist
Art Exhibition CoordinatorDesignerInternet Homepage Designer
Set Designer/IllustratorArt Graphic AssistantDirect Mail Artist
Jewelry DesignerSilhouette ArtistArt Historian
Direct Mail Layout DesignerKitchenware DesignerSilkscreen Artist
Art TeacherDisplay ArtistTax Accountant
Label DesignerSales ManagerStained Glass Artist
Art TherapistUrban DesignerDisplay Designer
Landscape ArchitectStencil CutterArtist
Display PainterLayout ArtistStill Photographer
Artist's AgentDrafterMagazine Cover Artist
Textile DesignerAssistant CuratorEditorial Illustrator
Magazine Designer/IllustratorTopographerAuctioneer Transporter
EngraverMannequin DecoratorToy Designer
Audio Visual Artist/DesignerEngrosserMechanical & Production Artist
TracerBank Note DesignerEnvironmental Designer
Medical IllustratorTrademark DesignerBillboard Artist
EtcherMemorial DesignerTypographical Artist
Book Illustrator/DesignerExhibit DesignerMillinery Designer
Upholstery Fabric DesignerBook Jacket DesignerFabric Designer
Some Organizations That Typically Employ Art Majors:

Art studios

Government & private museums/galleriesLocal historical societies
Auction houses, photo agencies & studiosDepartment/retail storesPublic/private art schools
Adult & community programsLibrariesPrivate/local arts councils
Hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers & guidance facilitiesApparel manufacturers/textile millsInterior design departments
Newspapers/publishing housesAdvertising agencies, magazines/newspapers & trade publicationsFilm/motion pictures & media production companies
Related Major Skills
Imagination and creativityStrong communication skills
Work ethicFlexibility
Basic reading, writing and editing skills 

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