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Possible Job Titles

  • Airbrush Artist
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Archivists and Curators
  • Art Conservator
  • Art Director
  • Art Director (motion picture, radio, TV)
  • Art Occupations
  • Art Supply Salesperson
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Therapist
  • Artist
  • Artist Agent
  • Arts Administrator/Manager
  • Assembler, Musical Instruments
  • Audiovisual Prod. Spec.
  • Book Designer/Illustrator
  • Camera Operator
  • Cartographer
  • Cartoonist
  • Ceramic Engineer
  • Clothes & Costume Pattern Design
  • Clothes Designer
  • Color Consultant
  • Commercial Artist
  • Computer Aided Designer/Graphics
  • Critic
  • Custom Framer
  • Designers
  • Detail Design Paint. & Decor.
  • Director of Photography
  • Director, Instructional Material
  • Director, Motion Picture
  • Display Designer/Technician
  • Drafting Occupations
  • Editor, Book
  • Editor, Film
  • Editor, Magazine
  • Editor, Newspaper
  • Editors
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Coordinator
  • Film Editor
  • Floral Designer
  • Gallery Director
  • Graphic Artist
  • Graphic Commun. Occupations
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Image Consultant
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Landscape Architect
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Memorial Designer
  • Motion Picture Director
  • Motion Picture Photographer
  • News Photographer
  • Painter
  • Pattern Designer
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Precision Production Occupations
  • Printing Occupations
  • Producer (Radio & TV)
  • Publishing Occupations
  • Puppeteer
  • Sculptor
  • Set Designer
  • Sign Painter
  • Stained Glass Artist
  • Teacher: College/University
  • Teacher: Secondary
  • Television Producer
  • Textile Designer
  • Woodworker

Typical Places of Employment

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Architectural Firms
  • Art Galleries
  • Computer Graphics Firms
  • Court System
  • Department Stores
  • Design Studios
  • Educational Institutions
  • Engineering Corporations
  • Fashion Houses
  • Federal Government
  • Greeting Card Company
  • Industry
  • Interior Design Dept/Firms
  • Magazines, Books, Newspapers
  • Museums
  • Newspapers
  • Photography/Design Studios
  • Publishing Houses
  • Television, Motion Pictures
  • Textile Companies
  • Universities & Colleges

Typical Work Activities

  • Composing, writing
  • Working independently
  • Acting, performing
  • Playing musical instruments
  • Decorating, designing
  • Curating exhibits
  • Image digitization
  • Grant writing
  • Creating artwork
  • Organizing exhibits

Additional Info in Career Services

These publications must be used in the "Browsing" Library of Career Services. There are also many brochures and magazines such as Resume Writing, Interviewing and Job Choices that you may take with you.

To see a complete list of career books located at the Career Services Office click here.

  • Building a Career as a Visual Artist
  • Careers for Cultural Lovers and Other Artsy Types
  • Careers for Shutterbugs and Other Candid Types
  • Career Opportunities in Art
  • Careers in the Visual Arts
  • For the Working Artist
  • For Culture Lovers and Other Artsy Types
  • Graphic Design: A Career Guide and Education Directory
  • Graphic Design Career Guide
  • Great Jobs for the Art Majors: How To Survive and Prosper as an Artist
  • The National Resource Guide for the Placement of Artists
  • 100 Best Careers for Writers and Artists

Alumni Resources

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major- For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network.

Doris Truitt 1999 Prometric Digital Designer
Holly Shiflett 1992 Spectrum Pacific Learning Company Associate Director of Client Services

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