Your ability to make a living as a painter, sculpture or film-maker depends on your
talent, circumstances and public opinion. That's why you might want to consider pursuing
a complementary career as an art teacher, designer, art critic or gallery director
until you get your big break.
The creativity that make you a good artist can be applied to careers in advertising,
public relations, publishing, television, journalism , museum and gallery work, movies
and theaters. An art background also makes you an ideal candidate for work in art
therapy, arts administration, libraries and education.
Representative Job Titles and Areas of Specialization
||Landscape Design Artist
||Medical And Scientific Illustration
||Visual Information Specialist
Nature of the Work
As a major in one of the fine arts, the ideas for your creations typically come from
Commercial or graphic artists create materials that meet their clients' needs such
as designing special packaging for a new product or updating the company website.
Graphic artists are in demand now as more emphasis is placed on visual appeal in product
design, advertising and marketing.
Places of Employment
||Industrial design firms
|City, county and state government
||Motion picture industry
|Department of Justice
||Public relations firms
|Department of the Interior
|Health and Human Services
A bachelor's degree is sufficient if you are planning on becoming a professional artist.
If you would like to further your mastery of the subject or share it with others as
a teacher, then a graduate degree is the way to go.
For further information and/or career counseling contact the UCR Career Center, (951)
The following documents may provide further ideas for exploration.