Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. ~Twyla Tharp

Careers in Art

Art is everywhere and artists are responsible for the design and creation of nearly everything that we use in our everyday lives.  Artists aren't just painters or photographers or designers.  Careers in art are multi-faceted and allow people to use their creative skills in a million different ways.

Check out The Art Career Project.  It has a database of art careers that you may never have though were art related.  It also has links for job openings and schools to get you started.

In the meantime, here are some art related careers:

  • Architect 
  • Graphic Designer
  • Animator
  • Culinary Arts
  • Video Game Design
  • Web Page Design
  • Photographer
  • Make Up artist
  • Costume Designer
  • FX or visual effects in the movies
  • Fashion Designer
  • Studio Artist
  • Sculptor
  • Landscape Artist
  • Potter
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Caricaturist
  • Interior Designer
  • Furniture Design
  • Muralist
  • Industrial and product design
  • Art restoration
  • Appraiser
  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Art Therapy
  • Courtroom Artist
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Police Sketch Artist
And my personal favorite
  • Art Teacher