Careers in Art, Design and Art History

Many ask "what can I do with an art degree?". You love to draw, paint, and sculpt, but you're not sure how to translate your passion into a career. Pursuing a career as a full-time artist, designer or scholar is possible, if you have the tenacity.

About 62% of artists are self-employed. Many, however, find work with museums, galleries, schools, advertising agencies, magazines, newspapers, and movie studios. Employment of artists and related workers is expected to grow faster than average: 16% through 2016, according to the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Being an original and creative thinker and problem-solver is valuable in almost any field. At Framingham State University we challenge our students to think along the periphery, to arrive at unique solutions to complex problems. These abilities ensure success in any number of fields after graduation.

  • Careers in Fine Arts & Art History

    Art Acquisition Specialist
    Artist Agent
    Art Instructor
    Art Therapy (with a minor in Psychology)
    Audiovisual Specialist
    Billboard Artist
    Collection Manager
    Custom Decorator
    Exhibit Designer
    Floral Designer
    Freelance Artist
    Furniture Designer
    Gallery Director
    Jewelry Designer
    Museum/Gallery Manager or Administrator
    Medical Illustrator
    Museum Archivist
    Museum Technician/Preparator
    Museum Curator
    Museum/Gallery Manager or Administrator
    Portrait Artist
    Press Operator
    Printing Craftsman
    Production Artist
    Production Potter
    Production Coordinator
    Professor of Art/Art History
    Set Designer
    Tattoo Artist
    Textile Designer
    Visual Resources Librarian

  • Careers in Graphic Design & Illustration


    User Interface Design
    Branding/Identity Design
    Advertising Design
    Web Design/Web Development
    Mobile Application Design
    Package Design
    User Experience Design
    Interactive Design
    Multimedia Design
    Motion Graphics Design
    Creative Director / Art Director
    Book Design
    Digital Strategist
    Marketing Specialist
    Public Relations / Communications


    Graphic Novels
    Comic Book Artist
    Children’s Book Illustration
    Editorial Illustration
    Forensic Artist
    Medical Illustration
    Courtroom Illustration
    Fashion Illustration
    Film Storyboarding
    Political Cartoonist
    Freelance Illustrator