Visual Arts

Visual artists create art to communicate ideas, thoughts or feelings. They use a variety of methods-painting, sculpting or illustrating-and an assortment of materials, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, photography, plaster, clay and computers.

Courses in the visual arts will help prepare students who may be interested in careers such as:

  • Art Director
  • Artist
  • Commercial Artist
  • Computer Animator
  • Curator and Gallery Manager
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Commercial Photographer: Digital, Still, Video, Film
  • Commercial/Residential and Home Furnishing Coordinator

Education Requirements

Graphic design jobs can be acquired with an associate degree. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is needed for most jobs in Photography, Advertising, Art Therapy, Architecture and Drafting, Museum Management, Jewelry, Commercial Art, Technical Illustration, Floral Design, Web Design and Graphic Design

Teaching jobs require a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education, Master’s degree in Education or a teaching certification with a concentration in art. 

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