Careers in Art, Design and Art History

Many ask "what can I do with an art degree?". You love to draw, paint, and sculpt, but you're not sure how to translate your passion into a career. Pursuing a career as a full-time artist, designer or scholar is possible, if you have the tenacity.

About 62% of artists are self-employed. Many, however, find work with museums, galleries, schools, advertising agencies, magazines, newspapers, and movie studios. Employment of artists and related workers is expected to grow faster than average: 16% through 2016, according to the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Being an original and creative thinker and problem-solver is valuable in almost any field. At Framingham State University we challenge our students to think along the periphery, to arrive at unique solutions to complex problems. These abilities ensure success in any number of fields after graduation.

  • Careers in Fine Arts and Art History

    Art Acquisition Specialist
    Artist Agent
    Art Instructor
    Art Therapy *with a minor in Psychology
    Audiovisual Specialist
    Billboard Artist
    Collection Manager
    Custom Decorator
    Exhibit Designer
    Floral Designer
    Freelance Artist
    Furniture Designer
    Gallery Director
    Jewelry Designer
    Museum/Gallery Manager or Administrator
    Medical Illustrator
    Museum Archivist
    Museum Technician/Preparator
    Museum Curator
    Museum/Gallery Manager or Administrator
    Picture Framer
    Portrait Artist
    Press Operator
    Printing Craftsman
    Production Artist
    Production Potter
    Production Coordinator
    Professor of Art/Art History
    Set Designer
    Tattoo Artist
    Textile Designer
    Visual Resources Librarian

  • Careers in Graphic Design and Illustration


    Advertising Artist
    Book Designer
    Book Jacket Designer
    CD/Record Cover Designer
    Children's Book Illustrator
    CAD Designer
    Comic Strip Artist
    Corporate Designer
    Desktop Publishing Artist
    Graphic Designer
    Greeting Card Artist
    Journalistic Artist 
    Magazine Designer
    Medical Illustrator
    Package/Industrial Designer
    Technical Illustrator
    TV Graphic Designer
    Video Game Designer
    Web Designer