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Art assumes many different forms. Majoring in art provides an opportunity to explore these various forms and identify specific interests. The art curriculum includes courses on the historical, theoretical and technical aspects of art. A major in art can provide a variety of career opportunities.


A person working in an art related field should possess the following qualities and skills:

  • Artistic ability
  • Creativity
  • Computer skills
  • Communication
  • Hand-eye coordination

Career Opportunities

An art major may work in any of these capacities:

  • Teacher/Professor
  • Art Historian
  • Gallery Director
  • Textile Designer
  • Fashion Editor
  • Corporate Art Consultant
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Studio Artist
  • Interior Designer
  • Graphic Director
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer

Core Art courses that may be helpful in pursuing the major**:

  • Introduction to Drawing
  • Intermediate Drawing
  • Two Dimensional Design
  • Three Dimensional Design
  • Survey of Art

**Specific art requirements will vary depending on the baccalaureate granting institution.

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