More than ever before in modern history, a degree in art enables graduates to pursue a wide variety of career options.
Career Areas include:
Media, Commercial Art, Graphic Design, Fashion and Textile Design, The Art Market, Museums, Scholarship, Art Therapy, Medical Humanities, in addition to Studio Art
Design Firms, Websites, Technology Companies, Film and Television Industry, Corporations, Schools, Hospitals, Museums, Art Studios, Publishers, Auction Houses, Galleries, Fashion and Textile Manufacturers to name a few
Recent Baylor Art Graduates Have Gone On to Pursue The Following:
- Professional Art and Design Positions at: Disney, IBM; AT&T; Dallas Symphony; Carson Group Advertising; among others
- MFA programs at Rhode Island School of Design and Cranbrook Academy of Art and MA/PhD Programs in Art History at St. Andrews University in Scotland and UT Austin to name a few
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR DEVELOPING A CAREER IN ART
- An art degree can and should be tailored to areas of specialization.
- Save artwork for a strong portfolio - too much is better than too little.
- Create personal website to showcase art, creative thought process, and build a creative identity.
- Join art-related professional and student organizations.
- Volunteer with fundraising efforts for the arts.
- Gain valuable experience through volunteering, internships, part-time and summer jobs, and apprenticeships.
- Seek exposure to art by visiting museums around the country and world.
- Conduct informational interviews with professionals in areas of interest to learn more about opportunities and strategies for these areas. Learn to network.
- Develop skills in business management, computers, marketing, and other related areas to increase understanding of opportunities.