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Major Information

The major in Art prepares an individual to work in a variety of settings requiring an education in the liberal
arts and design. Students who are interested in “ands on” experience in the visual arts would pursue a degree
called the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.). This degree is intensive and prepares students to work as professional artists or designers. Whether a person chooses employment in industry, in a school system, or self-employment, the Art major offers a student an opportunity to develop skills in problem solving, critical thinking, management and administration, and communication. It is advisable for the art student to prepare for today’s employment market by taking classes in computer graphics and/or other general computer classes.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

• Bachelor of Arts
o Concentrations: Art History, Studio Art
• Bachelor of Science in Art Education (Armstrong Campus only)
• Bachelor of Fine Arts
o Concentrations: 2D Studio, 3D Studio, Graphic Design
• Master of Fine Arts
o Concentrations: 2D Studio, 3D Studio, Graphic Design

Sample Occupations

*Requires additional education

  • Airbrush Artist 
  • Animator /  
  • Multimedia Artist 
  • Architect 
  • Archivist/Curator 
  • Art Appraiser 
  • Art Center Director 
  • Art Conservator 
  • Art Director (Motion  
  • Picture, Radio, TV) 
  • Art Educator 
  • Art Therapist 
  • Art Agent/Manager 
  • Audiovisual  
  • Specialist 
  • Blacksmith 
  • Book designer 
  • Camera Operator 
  • Cartographer 
  • Cartoonist 
  • Ceramic Engineer Cloth Designer 
  • Commercial Artist Creative Director Designer 
  • Editor (Book, Film,  Magazine,  
  • Newspaper) 
  • Etcher 
  • Exhibit Designer Fashion Consultant Fashion Coordinator Fashion Designer Film Editor 
  • Floor Director 
  • Floral Designer
  •  Graphic Artist /  Designer 
  • Illustrator 
  • Industrial Designer Interior Decorator Landscape Architect Magazine Stylist Makeup Artist 
  • Media Relations  Specialist 
  • Memorial Designer Motion Picture  Director 
  • Motion Picture  Photographer 
  • Package designer Painter 
  • Pattern Designer 
  • Photographer
  • Photographic Retoucher & Restorer 
  • Photojournalist 
  • Printer 
  • Publisher 
  • Sculptor 
  • Set designer 
  • Sketch Artist 
  • Stained Glass Artist Studio Artist 
  • Videographer 
  • Visual Manger 
  • Webpage Designer
  • Woodworker 

Sample Work Settings

  • Advertising Agencies 
  • Architectural Firms 
  • Arts Councils 
  • Art Foundations 
  • Art Galleries 
  • Art Libraries 
  • Auction Galleries 
  • Consulting Firms 
  • Court Systems 
  • Dance & Theater  Companies 
  • Design Studios
  • Display Firms 
  • Educational Institutions
  • Greeting Card Companies
  • Interior Design Firms
  • Living History
  • Museums
  • Magazine Companies
  • Museums/Archives
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Photography Studios
  • Publishing Houses
  • Television Studios
  • Textile Companies
  • Universities

Sample Employers

  • Affordable Art Fair Apple 
  • Asia Society 
  • The Art Institutes 
  • Freelance 
  • Gensler 
  • Guardian Projects
  • High Museum 
  • MDG New Media 
  • Mud Pie LLC 
  • OneKreate 
  • Savannah Colleges of Art and  Design (SCAD) 
  • Telfair Museums
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Universal Studios 
  • World 50, Inc. 

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:


Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $15

Self Directed Search – $15 tudents/assessments/

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

National Association of College and Employers  (NACE) resources/index.aspx 

Professional Organizations

College Art Association 

American Art Therapy Association 

Art Table 

National Art Education Association 

Piedmont Arts Association 

National Endowment for the Arts 

Helpful Internet Sites

  • Club Mud
  • Design Circle

Last updated: 7/1/2013