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Fine Arts & Visual Arts

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Overview of major
Potential job titles
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by Fine Arts majors  

Overview of major

Loyola offers a Fine Arts major, with concentrations in Music and Theatre, and a Visual Arts major, with concentrations in Photography and Studio Art. Each program provides its students with a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum designed to first introduce students to the discipline and then develop increasing levels of mastery of the knowledge, skills, and habits of the field.

Resources

Potential job titles

  • Actor
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Critic
  • Cinematographer
  • Darkroom Technician
  • Drama Director
  • Graphic Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Museum Guard
  • Music Teacher
  • Musician
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Sculptor
  • Theater Instructor
  • Videographer
  • Visual Journalist

Examples of internships

  • American Visionary Art Museum
  • Baltimore Clayworks
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Walters Art Museum
  • Fox News
  • Estee Lauder
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Lynette Actors Studio
  • Margeotes Fertitta Powell
  • NBC
  • Park Avenue Studios
  • Pottery Studio & Gallery
  • Make-Up Art Cosmetics Inc.
  • Channel 13

Possible career fields

Art museums/Galleries

  • Curatorial
  • Conservation
  • Public relations
  • Archivist
  • Sales
  • Exhibit design
  • Art collections management
  • Administration

Fine arts 

Commercial art

  • Graphic art
  • Computer graphics
  • Illustration
  • Advertising

Education

  • Studio arts
  • Fine arts
  • Art history

Art therapy 

Media

  • Programming
  • Design
  • Video
  • Production
  • Animation/Cartoons
  • Art criticism
  • Illustration
  • Art journalism
  • Editing
  • Sales

Photography & cinematography 

Fashion, textile, interior design 

Art Sales 

Retail

  • Buying
  • Store management
  • Display design
  • Fashion coordination

Possible work settings

  • Museums & art galleries
  • Local historical societies
  • Studios
  • Self-employed
  • Schools & community programs
  • Design firms
  • Advertising & publishing agencies
  • TV/Motion picture industry
  • Media companies
  • Theaters
  • Newspapers & magazines
  • Hospitals

Important skills and abilities

  • Creativity
  • Fundraising
  • Research
  • Instructing
  • Writing
  • Interpersonal & communication
  • Persuasion
  • Technical & computer
  • Attention to detail
  • Sales
  • Patience
  • Flexbility
  • Active listening
  • Social perceptiveness

Sample web resources

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Great Jobs for Art Majors (ART Category)
  • Career Opportunities in Art (ART Category)
  • Creative Careers (ART Section)
  • Careers for Shutterbugs & Other Creative Types (ART Section)
  • Opportunities in Photography Careers (ART Section)
  • Career Opportunities in Photography (ART Section)
  • Quick Guide to College Majors and Careers (CP Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by Fine Arts majors

  • Certificate in Photography
  • Contemporary Art
  • JD
  • MA, Education or Art Education
  • MA, Museum Studies
  • MFA, Studio Art
  • MFA, Directing
  • Masters in Modern Art
  • MA, Art History
  • MFA, Acting
  • Certificate in Arts Education

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