Studio Art Career Outlook
Studio Art is a specialization under the Art and Design major. This is a program that introduces individuals to contemporary practice, visual culture theory, and historical perspectives for the visual arts. Students majoring in Studio Art will develop an area of concentration that will then be the focus of their senior seminar.
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 Studio Art, 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 Studio Art, students may develop or advance skills including creativity, design, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis, time management, and communication.
Graduates with a degree in Art and Design with a specialization in Studio Art can work as a painter, sculptor, illustrator, art director, curator, museum technician, conservator, fashion designer, photographer, craft artist, multimedia artist, set and exhibit designer, animator, and floral designer.
Graduates with a degree in Art and Design with a specialization in Studio Art can work within the following areas: museums and galleries, fine arts and crafts, commercial art, art therapy, media, photography, art sales, and fashion, textile, and interior design.
Graduates with a degree in Art and Design with a specialization in Studio Art can work for museums, galleries, historical societies, community centers, auction houses, studios, advertising agencies, design firms, department stores, television, greeting card companies, libraries, hospitals, mental health facilities, nonprofit organizations, newspapers, book publishers, and print design studios.
Use the employment opportunity resources 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.
- American Academy of Art
- Americans for the Arts
- Beverly Arts Center
- Careers in Art
- Chicago Cultural Center
- Chicago Chamber Choir
- Chicago Children's Museum
- Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Dance USA Internships
- Hyde Park Art Center
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
- The Art Institute
- WTTW-TV Chicago
- American Alliance of Museums
- American Association of Art Museums
- American Craft Council
- American Institute of Graphic Arts
- American Society of Media Photographers
- Animation World Network
- Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design
- Association of Medical Illustrators
- College Art Association
- Industrial Designers Society of America
- National Association of Schools of Art and Design
- National Cartoonists Society
- National Press Photographers Association
- Society of American Archivists
- Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
- Society of Illustrators