Careers in art:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

-Employment of visual artists is expected to grow at 12% through 2018, the same rate as other all occupations over the next decade.

-The revolution in electronic communications, multimedia and entertainment has created a growing need for highly skilled artists and designers. This growth in web and multimedia will somewhat restrained by declines in print publishing.

-The explosion of eMedia and popular culture has created parallel growth and demand for the traditional visual and performing arts disciplines.

-Demand for graphic artists should remain strong as producers of information, goods, and services put increasing emphasis on visual appeal in product design, advertising, marketing, and entertainment.


The Artist as a professional

This is the most visual culture that has ever existed. Video games, Facebook, cable television, movies, cartoons, advertising, the internet all on your phone combine to make this the most visual culture that has ever existed. This trend is intensifying. While the growth of digital media for phones and tablets accelerates, there are thousands of artists, designers, and scholars who have not had to sacrifice their sense of creative individuality in order to earn a living.

The list below is not exhaustive so, as you read it ,keep in mind that The Cooper Career Center can provide you provide with guidance and assistance as you write resumes, cover letters, point you to job leads and fairs. The Trinity Art and Design Art faculty can help connect you to internships though organizations they know andthrough alumni. The Trinity Art and Design Art faculty offer
 knowledge and experience both in instruction 
and career development.

Jackie Medenblik directs the Cooper Career Center in the Moilenhouse Students Center. . She can be reached 708.239.4821 or Jackie.Medenblik@trnty.edu.

We believe wholeheartedly in artistic career potential. Trinity's program offers a balanced education emphasizing both studio and academic coursework which will gives students flexible, practicle skill set directed toward filling your calling.

 

CAREERS BY MAJOR

ART EDUCATION
Elementary
Secondary
Post-Secondary Education
Community, Art, Cultural Centers
Art Galleries
nursing/drug/daycare centers
weekend programs
Art Critic/Writer

Art Teacher

Artist-in-Residence/Artist-in-the-Schools

Arts Administrator

Free-lance Instructor

Postsecondary Instructor

Recreation
Specialist
Teacher/Instructor
Overseas
Teacher of Art and Recreation

ART HISTORY

Museums, galleries, industry

Archivist

Art Gallery and Auction House Assistant
Art Historian,
Art Law Specialist

Art Critic/Writer

Arts Organization Consultant/Administrator

Corporate, Museum, University Curator

Curatorial Consultant

Fine Arts Appraiser

Researcher

Restorer
Conservator

Publishing proofreader

Visual Resources Curator (Education & Industry)

Teacher/Administrator
Art Lecturer

FINE ARTS: DRAWING, PAINTING, PRINTMAKING, SCULPTURE
Museums, galleries, industry, schools.

Art Writer/Critic

Artist-in-Residence/Artist-in-Schools

Commercial Serigrapher/Silkscreener

Costume Designer,
Court Artist

Digital Imaging

Foundry Owner/Operator

Gallery Owner/Administrator

Master Printer/Print Studio Owner

Model Maker
Muralist

Painter
Sculptor
Printmaker (free-lance, commission)

Portrait Painter/Sculptor
Set Designer

Scientific Illustration
Technical Illustration

Teacher/Administrator

GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION, PHOTOGRAPHY in

Advertising, Television/Film, Corporate, Mass-Media

Art Director

Book Illustrator
Technical/Production Illustrator

Exhibitions Designer

Free-lance Photographer

Font Designer

Graphic Designer-Advertising, Corporate, Publishing,
TV/Film, Entertainment

Multi-media specialist

Package Designer
Product Designer

Photo/Computer/Digital Lab Technician

Urban Graphics Designer-(display, signs, billboards)

Web Designer
Webmaster

MUSEUM STUDIES, ARTS ADMINISTRATION, CONSERVATION/RESTORATION
(Usually requires MFA, MA or PhD)
Social, cultural agencies
Education Art Director

Art Lecturer/Visiting Scholar

Art Supervisor

Arts Administrator

Arts Management

Career Development Counselor

Cataloger

Conservator/Restorer 

Development/Grant Writer 
Director

Director of Visual Arts Program

Exhibitions Coordinator

Fine Arts Appraiser

Gallery Director

Museum Educator/Researcher 

Photography Lab Technician 
Registrar

APPLIED ARTS
(All Studio Disciplines)
Arts Administrator
Art Dealer

Art Consultant

Carpet Designer

Curator
Writer
Critic

Exhibit Designer
Fabric and Textile Designer

Furniture Designer

Gallery Director

Greeting Card Designer

Resilient Flooring Designer

Stylist

Tableware Designer
Toy Manufacture and Designer

Wallcovering Designer

INTERNET RESOURCES

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Chicago Artists' Coalition

Visual Nation-Careers in Art

The Art DEADLINES List

The National Portfolio Day Association

Graduate Portfolio Days

artistsregister.com

nyfa.org

inliquid.com

* adapted from Tyler School of Art,Careers in Art page.