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Art Majors

 

What are you going to do with your major?


Remember, a liberal arts degree opens a vast array of career choices and opportunities. Your degree has prepared you to approach problems analytically, think critically about ideas, research, organize your thoughts and write about your findings. Your only limitation is thinking that you are only qualified for the traditional jobs in a selected major.

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds .”     - Jawaharial Nehru

 
 
The following books are available in the Career Center Resource Library (Seegers Union, lower level). The locations of these books are in the Resource Library next to the title:

  • Becoming an Interior Designer- Christine Piotrowski  ARTS
  • Creative Careers in Photography- Michael Heron  ARTS
  • Ferguson’s Careers in Focus: Art  ARTS
  • Careers in Art- Blyth Cameson ARTS
  • Career Solutions for Creative People- Dr. Ronda Ormoni ARTS
  • Opportunities in Museum Careers- Blythe Camenson  ARTS
  • Careers for Color Connoisseurs and Other Visual Types- Jan Goldberg  EXPLORE
  • Careers for Shutterbugs and Other Candid Types- Cheryl McLean  EXPLORE
  • Career Opportunities in Art, 3rd Edition- Susan Haubenstock & David Joselit ARTS
  • Career Opportunities in Photography- George Gilbert and Pamela Fehl  ARTS
  • Art & Reality- Robert Abbort  ARTS
  • Careers in Art- Gerald F. Brommer & Joseph A. Gatto  ARTS
  • Opportunity in Interior Design & Decorating Careers- Victoria K. Bali  ARTS
  • National Directory of Arts Internships­- Warren Christensen and William Barton  INTERN
  • ArtSearch- Monthly Publication Current Periodicals
  • Current Jobs in the Arts- Monthly Publication  Current Periodicals
  • The Career Guide for Creative & Unconventional People- Carol Eikelberry EXPLORE
  • New Jersey Theatre Group Internship Book  INTERN
  • Creative Careers WOW Resumes  RES
 
 
Other Career Center resources :
  • This Handout available on the Career Center website or in the Career Center Resource Library.


  • What Can I Do With a Art Major? Additional Information and Links are available at: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/careercenter/majors/default.html.


  • Muhlenberg Career Network, a database accessible from the career library computer that provides contact information for Muhlenberg alumni who have volunteered to help students with their career goals.
Examples of types of jobs held by Art majors :
  • Photographer (Angela Michelle Photography)
  • Owner (CBL Fine Arts)
  • Interior Designer (Greenbaum)
  • Exercise Physiologist (Fit-nesse)
  • Assistant Event Merchandising (National Basketball Administration)
  • Art Director/ Illustrator (January Productions Inc.)


Graduate Programs :
  • Career Center:

  • Peterson’s Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (GRAD 16)
    Peterson’s Graduate Programs in Arts & Architecture (GRAD 38)

  • Faculty Resources:
    Advisors in the Muhlenberg Art Department are excellent resources to find out professions in the Art field and other careers pursued by Art majors. In addition, advisors are willing to explore graduate school opportunities and options.
 
 
National Associations:
 
 
Art-Related Websites:
  ArtSchools.com
    This website contains information on various careers and different fields in art, including descriptions and resources. Also has information on cover letters, resumes, interviewing skills, and even being a self-employed artist.
 
  Creative Hotlist
    Contains job listing by region, experience, category and company searches. This website allows you to post your resume and create and a portfolio. Free registration required for postings and saved searches.
 
  Career Connections
    Includes animation job searches. Allows you to post a resume and then search for jobs by name, date, company and location.
 
  ASID, American Society of Interior Design
    This website allows you to search for listings, set up a profile, post a resume and apply online. Services free, but registration required. Also contains information about research, publications and events and a website for student membership that offers privileges, networking and scholarships.
 
  New York Foundation for the Arts
    Contains job searches for opportunities in the arts and artists. Contains information on the business of art, sponsorship, grants, fellowships, public programs, surveys and public workshops.
 
  ArtCareer.Net
    Has job information and assistance for those in the visual arts. Contains job listings in all areas, internships and fellowships, assistantships and graduate school opportunities and links to recruiters and job specialists.  Free membership necessary.
 
  All Art Schools
    Contains information regarding different art school in the country. These schools are sorted by location, specialty and desired degree. Allows you to request information and answers questions about concern, specialties and programs of Art schools.
 
  Museum Job Resources Online
    Contains general information and links to museums, cultural/heritage organization and science centers employment resources. Contains FAQ about experience and job opportunities in the museum industry.
 
  Americans for the Arts
    Has an art organization search of all organizations in the country, information about community outreach, leadership opportunities, conventions, events, interest areas, and information that affects that art community. Contains a job bank that allows you to search all over the country for internships or jobs by organization and career.
 
  Search-PerformingArtsSchools.com
    Directory of performing arts programs, searchable by Name, US State and Major with free Information Request Options

The Career Center, Muhlenberg College
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Last Revised March 25, 2008
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