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Art Career Ideas: 100 Jobs for Students who Love Art

100 Jobs for Students who Love Art

Traditional Art Careers:

  1. Fine Artist (Painter, Sculptor, etc.)
  2. Illustrator
  3. Art Teacher (Primary/Secondary School)
  4. University Art Professor
  5. Art Historian
  6. Portrait Artist
  7. Muralist
  8. Sketch Artist
  9. Printmaker
  10. Ceramic Artist

Media & Design:

11. Graphic Designer

  1. Animator
  2. Storyboard Artist
  3. Concept Artist (for films, games, etc.)
  4. Production Designer (Film/TV)
  5. Art Director
  6. Tattoo Artist
  7. Multimedia Artist
  8. Motion Graphics Designer
  9. 3D Modeler

Fashion & Textile:

21. Fashion Designer

  1. Textile Designer
  2. Jewelry Designer
  3. Shoe Designer
  4. Fashion Illustrator
  5. Stylist
  6. Fashion Photographer
  7. Costume Designer (Film, Theater)
  8. Milliner (Hat Maker)
  9. Embroiderer

Crafts & Handmade:

31. Woodworker

  1. Glass Blower
  2. Quilter
  3. Bead Maker
  4. Basket Weaver
  5. Bookbinder
  6. Calligrapher
  7. Doll Maker
  8. Leather Craftsman
  9. Silversmith

Photography & Film:

41. Photographer (Various niches: Wedding, Wildlife, Travel, etc.)

  1. Cinematographer
  2. Film Editor
  3. Colorist
  4. Photojournalist
  5. Documentary Filmmaker
  6. Music Video Director
  7. Drone Photographer
  8. Film Set Decorator
  9. Visual Effects Artist

Museums & Galleries:

51. Museum Curator

  1. Art Restorer
  2. Art Appraiser
  3. Gallery Owner
  4. Art Handler
  5. Museum Educator
  6. Exhibition Designer
  7. Art Transporter
  8. Art Auctioneer
  9. Art Installation Specialist

Publishing & Writing:

61. Book Cover Designer

  1. Children's Book Illustrator
  2. Art Journalist
  3. Art Critic
  4. Art Magazine Editor
  5. Greeting Card Designer
  6. Art Blogger/Vlogger
  7. Comic Book Artist
  8. Art Book Publisher
  9. Manga Artist

Business & Sales:

71. Art Consultant

  1. Art Sales Representative
  2. Art Supplies Store Owner
  3. Branding Consultant
  4. Art Licensing Professional
  5. Art Agent
  6. Art Marketing Specialist
  7. Art Fair Organizer
  8. Art Workshop Coordinator
  9. Art Therapist

Technology & Digital:

81. UX/UI Designer

  1. Video Game Designer
  2. Web Designer
  3. Digital Painter
  4. Augmented Reality Art Developer
  5. 3D Printer Artist
  6. Virtual Gallery Curator
  7. Art App Developer
  8. Digital Sculptor (for 3D printing, CGI, etc.)
  9. Pixel Artist

Jobs Good for the World:

91. Community Art Project Coordinator

  1. Art-for-Healing Initiatives Leader
  2. Public Art Coordinator
  3. Eco-Artist (Using sustainable materials/processes)
  4. Art-for-Social-Change Advocate
  5. Art-Based Youth Mentor
  6. Art Therapy in Healthcare Settings
  7. Cultural Heritage Artist
  8. Prison Art Program Facilitator
  9. Art Non-profit Founder/Organizer

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