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  • Account Executive
  • Project Manager
  • Creative Director
  • Director of Creative Project Management
  • Director of Business Development
  • Arts Marketing Strategist
  • Public Relations Associate
  • Community and Regional Theater Manager
  • Fundraising and Philanthropic Director
  • Art Gallery Manager

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Museums and Galleries
  • Art direction
  • Administration
  • Curatorial
  • Conservation
  • Restoration
  • Registrar
  • Collections management
  • Exhibit design/preparation
  • Archive management
  • Education
  • Tours
  • Sales
  • Publications
  • Development
  • Public relations
  • Historian
  • Art museums
  • Historical societies
  • Natural history museums
  • Living history museums
  • Galleries
  • Community centers
  • Auction houses
Sample occupations
  • Gain relevant experience through internships or volunteer positions in museums or galleries.
  • Visit museums around the country and world to gain exposure to art.
  • Plan to study abroad.
  • Supplement curriculum with courses in history, religion, anthropology, and classical civilizations.
  • Acquire strong skills in research, fund-raising, speaking, writing, and an attention to detail.
  • Plan to earn a graduate degree in art history, museum studies, or other related discipline depending upon specific interests. Each specialty has varying qualifications and required training.
  • Develop good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well on teams.
  • Become a member of local museums.
Commercial Art
  • Graphic art
  • Motion design
  • Web design
  • Graphic novels
  • Illustration
  • Story boards
  • Advertising
  • Medical and scientific illustration
  • Typography
  • Animation
  • Art direction
  • Logo/Branding
  • Design: advertisement, magazine, layout, book, packaging, stationary, wallpaper
  • Advertising agencies
  • Public relation agencies
  • Design firms
  • Company marketing departments
  • Publishing companies: magazines, newspapers, books
  • Department stores
  • Television and motion picture industry
  • Governmental agencies
  • Universities
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Greeting card companies
  • Internet media companies
  • Self-employed
  • Large corporations
Sample occupations
  • Develop excellent technical and computer skills in a variety of platforms and design software.
  • Maintain an up-to-date physical and digital portfolio of your work.
  • Gain relevant experience through part-time jobs and internships.
  • Obtain summer or part-time experience with book, magazine, or newspaper publishers.
  • Pay attention to detail and have the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Supplement curriculum with course work in advertising or business.
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Publishing
  • Producing
  • Managing/Directing
  • Research
  • Media sales
  • Media planning
  • Broadcasting
  • Publishing firms including newspaper, magazine and book
  • Wire services and syndicates
  • Literary agencies
  • Internet sites
  • Television and radio stations
  • Film industry
  • Freelance
Sample occupations
  • Take elective courses in journalism, broadcasting, public relations, and advertising.
  • Develop excellent interpersonal, presentation, and research skills.
  • Work for campus or local newspaper, radio station, or television station.
  • Get related experience through internships

General information and strategies

  • A bachelor’s degree is valuable for entry-level positions, but an advanced degree is usually necessary to attain competitive, upper-level positions.
  • An art management minor can and should be tailored to areas of specialization.
  • Maintain an up-to-date physical and digital portfolio of your work.
  • You may need to relocate to the larger markets of metropolitan areas.
  • Join art-related professional and student organizations.
  • Volunteer with fundraising efforts for the arts.
  • Gain valuable experience through volunteering, internships, part-time and summer jobs, and apprenticeships.
  • Seek exposure to art by visiting museums around the country and world.
  • Pair an art degree with other career interests to increase opportunities and provide supplemental income.
  • Develop skills in business management, computers, marketing, and other related areas to increase marketability.
  • Earning a graduate degree in art history, museum studies, or other related disciplines depending upon specific interests can be beneficial.