Mount Mercy Art Department



Careers in the Visual Arts
Fine Arts majors are well qualified for any job seeking liberal arts Bachelor's Degree. Some fine arts majors chose to work with a museum or gallery or with an area artist or non-profit arts organization. Others go on to graduate school in Fine Arts, Art Therapy, Art History and criticism to name a few. One year the University of Iowa had more of our art students accepted to it's Law School than any other department in Iowa. Indeed we have not only lawyers among out alumnae, but museum directors. Gallery owners, Fulltime artists living in San Francisco, and New York, architects, travel agents and guides, cartoonists and caricature artists, military artists, professional potters, and the list goes on. Of course, some fine arts majors go on to be those who buy and appreciate art as well.

Possibilities:

  • Fine Arts
  • Painter
  • Sculptor
  • Limited Edition Printmaker
  • Screenprinter
  • Papermaker
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Photo journalist
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Industrial Photographer
  • Darkroom Technician
  • Photo Retailer
  • Photo Retoucher
  • Portraitist
  • Caricacurist
  • Muralist
  • Video Artist
  • Film Maker
  • Advertising
  • Graphic Designer
  • Layout Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Art Director
  • Display Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Animation Artist
  • Video Artist
  • Package Designer
  • Type Designer
  • Calligrapher
  • Sign Painter
  • Color Consultant
  • Museums & Libraries
  • Display & Diorama Artist
  • Researcher
  • Curator
  • Museum Director
  • Arts Administrator
  • Grants Writer
  • Visual Resources Professional
  • Art Librarian
  • Art Preservationist or Conservationist
  • Archivist
  • Crafts
  • Weaver
  • Fabric Designer
  • Potter
  • Stained Glass Artist
  • Education
  • Elementary/Secondary School Art Teacher
  • Art Historian
  • College Art Professor
  • Cruise Ship Art Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • Textbook Author
  • Visual Aids Artist
  • Publishing
  • Art Editor
  • Illustrator
  • Layout Artist
  • Cartoonist
  • Freelance Author-criticism/travel
  • Textbook Author
  • Antiquarian Bookseller
  • Greeting Card Designer
  • Interior Design
  • Interior Designer
  • Color Consultant
  • Lighting Consultant
  • Fabric Consultant
  • Antiques Restorer
  • Model Maker
  • Upholsterer
  • Faux Finish/Decorative Artist
  • Galleries
  • Gallery Director
  • Gallery Owner/Dealer
  • Curator
  • Art Consultant
  • Corporate Curator
  • Artists' Agent
  • Art Marketing
  • Law & Law Enforcement
  • Art/Copyright Lawyer
  • Police Artist
  • Police Photographer
  • Legal Photographer
  • Other
  • Estate Appraiser/Liquidator
  • Art Investment
  • Art Therapist
  • Picture Framer


Links:

Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor - Description of careers, training, job outlook and potential earnings. http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos092.htm