Jobs in the arts

Where can studying art take you? The professors here at Central all have been there; confused about where to go next after obtaining your Bachelors Degree of Art. While you might have heard that becoming an architect, fine artist, sculptor or gallery assistant is an option for those who study Art or Design, there are many other careers available for those who are able to envision, design and create beautiful things. This list accentuates a selection of these and illustrates the range of exciting art-related careers that are possible.

Architectural Illustrator
Art Administrator
Art Blogger
Art Dealer
Art Director
Art Historian
Art Supplies Retailer
Art Conservationist
Art Restoration
Art/Design/Color Consultant
Artist Agent
Arts and Cultural Planner
Book Illustrator
Camera Operator
Comic book Illustration
Concept Artist
Costume Designer
Digital Illustrator
Documentary Filmmaker
Fashion Consultant
Fashion Merchandiser
Fibre Artist
Film Editor
Fine Artist
Food Stylist
Freelance Illustrator
Furniture Designer
Gallery Assistant
Graphic Novel
Higher Education Lecturer
Interior Designer/Assistant
Media (videographer, photographer)
Museum Curator
Pattern Maker
Photography Editor
Photography: Advertising, Fashion, Food, Portrait, Wedding, Underwater
Poster design
Pottery, Ceramic/Sculpture
Professional Fine Arts Framer
Set Design for Performing Arts
Shoe Making
Signs (advertising, chalkboard artist)
Special Effects Designer
Special Effects Makeup
Stager for homes (furniture)
Stock Photo Seller
Storyboard illustrator
Tattoo Artist
Textile Design
Visual Display for Retail
Wallpaper Design
Window Display Designer
Website Owner/Blogger
Floral Arranger
Toy Designer

Many artists today have their own website and store. Online small businesses are quickly taking over the market for handmade items and art. These artists and craftsmen are generating an outstanding income. We advise you to create a website for your art, as this is vital for your establishment. Social media is growing in importance today; we can reach people globally. It’s imperative to make acquaintances in the art world. In this field, networking is a necessity. Who you know may take you a few steps further rather than the later. This list of trades was created by looking at the talented and popular artists who have stores on Etsy, Facebook and Instagram and other social media sites.

Ceramics Fiber arts (wall textiles etc)
Fine Artist (watercolor, illustration, printmaking, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass art, fiber art etc)
Jewelry Making
Knitting (sweaters, headbands, scarves, hats, gloves, blankets etc)
Sewing/fashion (purses, handbags, clothing)
Shoe Design
Soap and Beauty Products
Wall Paper Design
Weaving/Loom (rugs blankets curtains)
Wrapping Paper Design
“Soft Sculpture” (stuffed animals, ornaments, home decor etc)