Jobs and Careers

Interested in a creative and collaborative career in the visual arts but still considering options? Check out this list of some careers available to visual art majors.

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What career options are available to you?


  • Director: Guides the entire filmmaking process, from pre-production to post-production.
  • Cinematographer: Operates the camera and creates the film's visual style.
  • Screenwriter: Writes scripts for films, TV shows, and other media.
  • Documentary filmmaker: Produce films that change the world.
  • Production designer: Designs the sets, costumes, and props for a film.
  • Editor: Assembles the footage shot into a finished film.
  • Previs artist: Helps plan out what a scene is going to look like, especially for animations.
  • Sound designer: Creates and edits the sound for a film.
  • First assistant director: Assists the director in managing the production on set.
  • Production coordinator: Organizes and coordinates the logistics of a film shoot
  • Casting director: Selects actors for roles in a film.
  • Grip: Sets up and operates lighting and rigging equipment.
  • Gaffer: Head electrician responsible for the lighting on set.
  • Script supervisor: Ensures continuity and script accuracy during filming.
  • Storyboard artist: Creates visual representations of key scenes in the script
  • Visual effects artist: Creates or manipulates digital imagery for films.
  • Colorist: Corrects and enhances the color of the film footage
  • Film festival programmer: Selects films for film festivals.
  • Film critic: Writes and analyzes reviews of films.
  • Film professor: Teaches film studies courses at universities.
  • Owner/operator of a production company
  • Artist and content creator


Graphic Design

  • In-house designer: Works in at variety of firms such as real estate, architects or home builders, restaurants, universities, church headquarters, and more. Most medium-sized businesses will have an in-house designer.
  • Design agency designer: Works on multiple accounts within a specialized team of creatives.
  • Freelance designer: Creates work for multiple clients. You’re the boss and you call the shots.
  • Web designer: Works on front-end or back-end development of web sites
  • UI/UX designer: Designs how users interface with or experience digital designs like apps, websites, or games.
  • Motion graphic artist: Utilizes the concept of time in graphic productions. Combines design with some film-based skills.


Fine Art

  • Concept artist
  • Illustrator
  • Cartoonist or caricaturist
  • Painter
  • Printmaker
  • Art conservator
  • Art museum docent
  • Muralist
  • Sculptor
  • Ceramicist
  • Art educator
  • Art therapist
  • Gallery manager