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What is Fine Art? -
Imagine a world without art -- no paintings, no sketches, no statues in the parks. A world without art would be pretty empty, dull, and cold. So even though people may try to tell you otherwise, and even though you probably won’t make your living at it, art does matter.
But even if you do become one of the lucky few who can pay the bills with art, you’ll need to let go of any romantic visions you have of working day and night to create a masterpiece. Trade them for the more realistic picture of a small businessperson balancing creative work with bookkeeping and marketing efforts.
Fine artists create visual art, usually specializing in a specific type, such as painting or sculpture. Their goals may be many: to create something of beauty, to trigger emotion, and to make people think.
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Possible/Typical Job Titles -
Archivists and Curators
Art Director (motion picture, radio, TV)
Art Supply Salesperson
Assembler, Musical Instruments
Audiovisual Prod. Spec.
Clothes & Costume Pattern Design
Computer Aided Designer/Graphics
Detail Design Paint. & Decor.
Director of Photography
Director, Instructional Material
Director, Motion Picture
Graphic Commun. Occupations
Motion Picture Director
Motion Picture Photographer
Precision Production Occupations
Producer (Radio & TV)
Stained Glass Artist
Typical Places of Employment -
Computer Graphics Firms
Greeting Card Company
Interior Design Dept/Firms
Magazines, Books, Newspapers
Television, Motion Pictures
Universities & Colleges
Required Skills and Abilities -
Playing musical instruments
Alumni Resources -
(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to
Spectrum Pacific Learning Company
Associate Director of Client Services
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