…what can you really do with a degree in Visual Arts?

Published June 20th, 2015

Maybe you are one of the lucky ones, but for many students who consider getting a degree in visual arts they are faced with the following question: what are you going to do with a fine arts degree?

Our answer: anything you want! Let’s take a look at some outside the box career options for those who have a love for everything visual arts.

Children’s Book Illustrator

What’s better than making a kid smile while reading them their favorite book? If this sounds up your alley, check out Columbia College Chicago’s page on Acceptd to learn more about their awesome Children’s Book Illustration class.

Forensic Artist

Have a love not only for art but the law as well? Forensic artists are hired to do composite drawings, courtroom sketches, crime scene drawings, etc. Helping to solve crimes while getting paid sounds pretty ideal to us!

Graphic Arts Technician

Graphic Arts Technicians are hired to create creative graphic imagery for posters, brochures, websites and advertisements to support publication needs of a company/school/program/etc. Hone your skills by taking the Three Dimensional Design class offered by one of Acceptd’s schools, Adelphi University.

Fashion Photographer

What’s better than taking in some of the newest styles while generating an income? Fashion photographers are hired to photograph clothing and fashion accessories for magazines, billboards, etc. Who knows - you could make this list one day.

Need more ideas? Check these out:

  • Furniture Designer
  • Interior Director
  • Jewelry Maker/Designer
  • Photography Teacher
  • Floral Designer
  • Environmental Artist
  • Art Historian

So, as Henry David Thoreau would say: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”

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