Art Degree Careers

Art Degree Careers

What Can I Do With a Major in... Art and Art History

A degree in Art or Art History allows a student the opportunity to pursue a career in an art or art related field.  Such fields include studio or professional artisan work, education, graphic design, or fashion, just to mention a few.  Additionally, art history majors enjoy work in research fields, collection, art dealing, as well as curator positions and teaching.

Art and Art History majors will be able to find work in many different settings.  From museums to hands on art constructions, there is a wide variety of options for an art major to choose from.  Moreover, art majors are not restricted to careers which are directly focused on art.  Some graduates are able to work in marketing and communications, or a variety of other fields.

Sample Job Titles

Entry Level

    • Artist
    • Art Teacher
    • Graphic Designer
    • Illustrator
    • Photographer

Education + Experience

    • Architect
    • Art Therapist
    • Industrial Designer
    • Medical Illustrator
    • Museum Curator

These job titles represent the types of positions most widely recruited for:

    • Advertising Copywriter
    • Advertising Manager
    • Animator
    • Art Dealer
    • Architect
    • Artist
    • Art Historian
    • Art Movers
    • Art Teacher
    • Art Therapist
    • Columnist
    • Costume Designer
    • Desktop Publisher
    • Fashion Artist
    • Fashion Designer
    • Floral Designer
    • Graphic Artist/Designer
    • Hand Crafter
    • Illustrator
    • Industrial Designer
    • Interior Designer
    • Jeweler
    • Landscape Architect
    • Medical Illustrator
    • Museum Curator
    • Photographer
    • Professor
    • Radio/TV Program Writer
    • Reporter/Journalist
    • Restoration
    • Set Designer
    • Technical Illustrator
    • Web Site Designer/Developer
    • Writer/Author

Employment Areas

    • Education
    • Government
    • Private Corporation
    • Non-Profit Organizations
    • Self-Employed
    • Galleries
    • Publishing

News

Our Kids at Heart: The Evangelizing Power of Catholic Education

"You bring me a letter of acceptance to a Catholic school for your child, and I promise your child will attend Catholic school." This is the promise Father Mark Hamlet, BA '68 MBA '70, makes to his congregation at every Mass. The pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Austin, Hamlet has spent much of his ministry advocating for Catholic school education through his nonprofit foundation, Our Kids at Heart.

+ Read More

Junior Computer Science Major Interns at Google

This past summer, Yeabkal Wubshit, BA '20, earned the internship that every computer science major dreams of: a position at Google -- and spent the summer working on infrastructures for Google Service Accounts at Google's office in Sunnyvale, California.

+ Read More

Distinguished Alumni Excel in Human Endeavor

The University of Dallas will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of four alumni with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Award recipients Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, MTS '00, Laura Felis Quinn, BS '86 MBA '18, Judy Kelly, BA '63, and John Parker, BA '83 MBA '89, will be honored for their contributions to their professions, communities and the University of Dallas.

+ Read More