(including art history, ceramics, digital arts, drawing, graphic design, illustration, metalsmithing and jewelry, painting, photography, pre-art therapy, printmaking, and sculpture)

Artists enhance the quality of life by creatively interpreting and reflecting upon the time in which we live. Artists work in a variety of careers including communications, education, art exhibition, art production, and administration. Some career opportunities include graphic design and illustration, scientific and medical illustration, teaching and scholarship, museum and gallery work, arts administration, and mental health and community service work.

Related career titles

Art acquisition specialist
Art consultant
Art appraiser
Art museum preparator/educator
Art therapist
College/University faculty*
Corporate art consultant
Exhibit designer
Gallery director
Graphic designer
Historical preservationist
Jewelry designer
Medical illustrator
Police/courtroom sketch artist
Set designer
Studio artist
Technical illustrator
Web designer

*additional training required for these occupations

Resources available in ACIC*

Career Opportunities in Art
Career Opportunities in Photography

Career Opportunities in the Film Industry
Careers in Art
Careers in the Visual Arts
Great Jobs for Art Majors
Opportunities in Visual Arts Careers
Opportunities in Animation and Cartooning Careers
Opportunities in Arts and Crafts Careers
Opportunities in Metalworking Careers
Opportunities in Commercial Art and Graphic Design Careers
Opportunities in Photography Careers
Careers for Shutterbugs and Other Candid Types
Becoming a Graphic Designer

*Books are available for checkout.

Related art links

K-State Art Department

American Society of Artists

National Art Education Association

Professional Photographers of America

National Press Photographers Association

American Institute of Graphic Arts

Graphic Artists Guild National

National Cartoonists Society

Society of Illustrators