Summary: This information describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major. Understand some of these
options may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Visual Arts
Students in Visual Arts are guided by accomplished artists/teachers to pursue their goals in ceramics, drawing, digital media, fabric
design, graphic design, interior design, jewelry and metalwork, painting, photography, printmaking, scientific illustration, sculpture,
and studio art. Generally, visual artists fall into two categories--"graphic artists" and "fine artists"--depending on the artist's purpose
in creating a work of art. Graphic artists put their artistic skills and vision at the service of commercial clients, such as major
corporations, retail stores, advertising, design, or publishing firms. Fine artists create art to satisfy their own need for self expression,
and may display their work in art galleries, museums and homes. Fine artists work independently, choosing their mediums and subject
matters as they see fit. Often, they specialize in one or more forms of art, i.e. painting, sculpting, or printmaking. In many instances,
visual artists work in more commercially connected endeavors, while pursuing their "fine arts" goals.
O*NET, http://online.onetcenter.org (click on "Find Occupations")
Occupational Outlook Handbook, www.bls.gov/oco (type in general term for career of interest)
Alberta Occupational Profiles, www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo/frameset.asp (click on "Occupational Title Search")
Georgia Career Information Center, www.gcic.peachnet.edu (call the Career Center front desk at 706.542.3375 for the username and
*Please visit the Career Center Library or your Career Consultant if you need additional information or assistance.
Possible Job Titles of Visual Arts Graduates
(*As reported by UGA Career Center post-graduate survey