Skip to main contentSkip to main navigationSkip to footer content

Art Education Career Outlook


Art Education is a specialization under the Art and Design major. As an interdisciplinary track, Art Education combines learning in art and design practices, art history and visual culture and the pedagogy of performance as a visual art teacher. In this track you will be trained to be an artist/designer-teacher -- a professional in creative expression and education.

To find out more about your major including potential areas and employers, required skills, job outlook, and median pay, please access the Occupational Outlook Handbook or the O*Net websites.

Career Outlook

Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills you can develop at SXU with a major in Art and Design with a specialization in Art Education, as well as the potential positions and employers that hire graduates with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should only be used as a starting point.


As an Art and Design major with a specialization in Art Education, students may develop or advance skills including creativity, visual literacy, design, instruction, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis, time management, and communication.


Graduates with a degree in Art and Design with a specialization in Art Education can work as an instructor, researcher, art therapist, painter, sculptor, illustrator, art director, curator, museum technician, conservator, fashion designer, photographer, craft artist, multimedia artist, set and exhibit designer, and animator.


Graduates with a degree in Art and Design with a specialization in Art Education can work within the following areas: education, art therapy, museums and galleries, fine arts and crafts, graphic design, media, photography, art sales, and fashion, textile, and interior design.


Graduates with a degree in Art and Design with a specialization in Art Education can work for K-12 schools, universities, art schools, community programs, libraries, museums, galleries, historical societies, community centers, auction houses, studios, advertising agencies, design firms, department stores, television, greeting card companies, hospitals, mental health facilities, nonprofit organizations, newspapers, book publishers, and print design studios.


Helpful Resources

Use the employment opportunity resources listed below to kickstart your preprofessional or professional experience search. You may also identify a professional or student organization to join in order to network with individuals within your major and field.



In addition to other employment opportunity websites, the Center for SUCCESS uses Handshake to share internships and jobs with students. Please explore the positions provided in the automated feed below or click "View All" to explore positions in Handshake using your major as a filter.

Although we attempt to screen all employers and positions, the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University assume no liability for the accuracy of information shared in this feed or through Handshake. The views and opinions shared by employers through Handshake do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University.

Please Note: This feed may include positions not directly related to your major, as employers have the option to assign all majors to posted roles. If you have any questions about a particular employer or position, please contact centerforsuccessFREESXU.

Browse Available Opportunities