A Career in Visual Fine Arts

An education in the visual fine arts prepares students for careers in art museums and galleries, interior design firms, media organizations, education, advertising and as freelance or self-employed artists. Job opportunities tend to be more available in and around major metropolitan areas.

Some potential career choices are:

  • Art Critic/Writer
  • Art Director
  • Art Teacher
  • Curator
  • Designer
  • Exhibit Preparator
  • Gallery/Museum Attendant
  • Illustrator
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Potter
  • Printmaker
  • Production Artist
  • Sculptor
  • Tour Guide

On the Web

These websites provide additional information on careers in the visual fine arts field:

American Association of Museums
American Society of Artists
College Art Association
Connecticut Art Directors Club
Graphic Artists Guild
International Sculpture Center
National Art Education Association
Professional Photographers of America
Society of Illustrators
Connecticut Department of Labor, Labor Market Information
United States, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Degree Programs