Department of Art

Career Opportunities

Many students have found careers as a result of studying art at Western.

  Employment opportunities for fine artists and art directors and were predicted to grow by three percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS, www.bls.gov). Those working in multimedia art could experience a six percent growth in employment, while graphic designers were predicted to see a seven percent rise.

 

Advertising Director

 

Aerial Photographer

 

Airbrush Artist

 

Antique Specialist

 

Appliqué Artist

 

Architect

 

Architectural Graphic Artist

 

Architectural Writer/Critic

 

Architecture Teacher

 

Art Activity Writer

 

Art Appraiser

 

Art Book Editor

 

Art Consultant

 

Art Coordinator

 

Art Critic

 

Art Dealer

 

Art Director

 

Art Distributor

 

Art Historian

 

Art Insurance Agent

 

Art Librarian

 

Art Magazine Editor

 

Art Researcher

 

Art Restorer

 

Art Specialist

 

Art Supervisor

 

Art Teacher

 

Art Teacher Assistant

 

Art Therapist

 

Artist in Residence

 

Artists' Agent

 

Audio/Visual Designer

 

Background Artist (TV)

 

Basket Maker

 

Block Engraver

 

Book Jacket Designer

 

Bookbinder

 

Botanical Designer

 

Calendar Editor

 

Calligrapher

 

Camera Operator

 

Candle Maker

 

Caricaturist

 

Cartoonist

 

Ceramicist

 

Children's Book Illustrator

 

Comic Strip Artist

 

Commercial Photographer

 

Computer Graphic Artist

 

Conceptual Artist

 

Copywriter

 

Corporate Art Collector

 

Corporation Photographer

 

Costume Designer

 

Court Artist

 

Craftsperson

 

Curator

 

Curriculum Writer (Art)

 

Design Consultant

 

Designer

 

Drafter

 

Editorial Art Director

 

Editorial Illustrator

 

Enamellist

 

Environmental Artist

 

Environmental Designer

 

Environmental Planner

 

Equipment Designer

 

Exhibition Coordinator

 

Fashion Art Director

 

Fashion Consultant

 

Fashion Display Director

 

Fashion Editor/Writer

 

Fashion Illustrator

 

Fashion Merchandiser

 

Fashion Photographer

 

Faux Finish Specialist

 

Film Animator

 

Film Developer

 

Film Editor

 

Filmmaker

 

Fine Art Photographer

 

Fine Artist

 

Floor Covering Designer

 

Floral Designer

 

Forensic Artist

 

Foundry Worker

 

Furniture Designer

 

Gallery Assistant

 

Gallery Director

 

Gallery Owner

 

Gallery Photographer

 

Gem Cutter

 

Glass Blower

 

Goldsmith

 

Graphic Arts Technician

 

Greeting Card Designer

 

Illustrator

 

Industrial Designer

 

Interior Decorator

 

Interior Designer

 

Jewelry Maker/Designer

 

Landscape Designer

 

Law Enforcement Photographer

 

Lawyer with Art Specialty

 

Legal Photographer

 

Lithographer

 

Lithographic Photographer

 

Magazine Art Director

 

Magazine Photographer

 

Makeup Artist

 

Manufacturer of Art Materials

 

Manuscript Illuminator

 

Marine Architect

 

Master Printer

 

Medical Illustrator

 

Metalsmith

 

Model Builder

 

Mold Maker

 

Movie Art Director

 

Movie Scene Painter

 

Mural Artist

 

Museum Curator

 

Museum Director

 

Museum Photographer

 

Museum Photographer

 

Ornamental Metalwork Designer

 

Painter

 

Papermaker

 

Patternmaker

 

Photo Researcher

 

Photo Re-Toucher

 

Photo Stylist

 

Photofinisher Specialist

 

Photographer

 

Photographic Engineer

 

Photography Teacher

 

Picture Framer

 

Photojournalist

 

Police/Court Artist

 

Portrait Painter or Photographer

 

Poster Artist

 

Potter

 

Press Photographer

 

Printmaker

 

Private Art Instructor

 

Product Designer

 

Product Illustrator

 

Product Photographer

 

Promotion Designer

 

Quick Sketch Artist

 

Retail Store Art Director

 

Scenic Artist

 

School Photographer

 

Sculptor

 

Sign Painter

 

Silk Screen Artist

 

Silversmith

 

Sketch Artist

 

Special Effects Artists

 

Stage Design

 

Stained Glass Maker

 

Stencil Illustrator

 

Storyboard Illustrator

 

Technical Illustrator

 

Television Art Director

 

Television Graphic Artist

 

Text Book Illustrator

 

Toy Designer

 

Typographer

 

Video Artist

 

Web Site Designer