Arts and Design

Career Guide

Arts and design is a broad field containing fine and applied arts, both focusing on creating visual art for aesthetic, intellectual, and/or purposeful use. Careers in this cluster require creativity through tasks of designing, producing, exhibiting, and creating multimedia content. Fine arts commonly include painting, sculpture, collage, installation, architecture, photography, and printmaking. Interior and graphic designers utilize traditional fine art methods in conceptual stages; however in later stages they rely on current technological programs to execute their work.

Designing your major

Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to arts and design, including:

Learn about careers in the field

  • Art Director
  • Illustrator or Animator
  • Art Educator
  • Art Therapist
  • Set or Exhibit Designer
  • Fine or Craft Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Photographer
  • Digital Media Artist
  • Videographer/Cinematographer
  • Gallery or Museum Curator
  • Arts Administrator
  • Costume or Makeup Artist
  • Art Historian
  • Fashion Designer
  • Marketing or Advertising Design
  • Industrial Designer
  • Game Designer
  • UX Architect
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Interested in graduate school?

In this field, some common graduate school programs may include architecture, scenic design, studio art, art therapy, art administration and many more!

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