A Career in Visual Fine Arts

An education in the visual fine arts prepares students for careers in art museums and galleries, interior desgn firms, media organizations, education, advertising and as frelance 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 Teacher
  • Curator
  • Designer
  • Exhibit Preparator
  • Gallery/Museum Attendant
  • Illustrator
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Potter
  • Printmaker
  • 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
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

Visual Fine Arts, A.A.
Photography Option, Visual Fine Arts, A.A.


Last Update: July 29 2013
For additional information, contact: Brenda St. Peter