Graduates are prepared to:
- Demonstrate foundational skills in the use of art process and media to enable effective visual communication and personal expression.
- Apply critical thinking skills, the creative process, and aesthetic/perceptual literacy to solve visual, technical and conceptual problems in various media.
- Communicate and collaborate effectively while recognizing diverse opinions and cultural and individual differences.
- Interpret the social, cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts that influence the production and interpretation of art.
- Engage in ethical personal and professional artistic practices, with an awareness of copyright laws, intellectual and artistic freedom, civic responsibility, and standards of the field.
- Use the critique process to present and develop fine art portfolios for transfer, career development, or personal use.
With an associates degree, students may pursue a career as a
- Community art educator
- Craft artist (Artisan, Ceramic Artist, Fiber Artist, Portrait Artist, Jewelry Artist, Printmaker), or a fine artist (Painter, Sculptor, Metalsmith, Printmaker, Muralist, Photographer).
With a bachelor degree, students may pursue a career in several areas including museum staff.
With a graduate degree, students may pursue a career in art education as an Art Professor.
|Multimedia Artists and Animators
|Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
|Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
|Commercial and Industrial Designers
|Artists and Related Workers, All Other
|Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
|Video Game Designers
Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics, US Dept. of Labor .