Visual Arts

Are you passionate about drawing, painting or sculpture? Does the process of creating art and expressing yourself in visual media fascinate and excite you? A degree in Visual Arts can lead you to a thrilling career and life as an artist. Throughout your studies, you will be exposed to classroom courses in art history, theory and criticism alongside intensive studio experiences in drawing, print media, photography, time-based media, painting and sculpture. You can even get a taste of what being a professional visual artist is truly like by showcasing your work in group and personal exhibitions in galleries on campus.

Career Options in Visual Arts

This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Visual Arts degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Visual Arts than others.

  • Architect
  • Archivist
  • Art Consultant
  • Art Editor
  • Art Gallery Director
  • Artist
  • Cartoonist
  • Cinematographer
  • Courtroom Sketch Artist
  • Critic
  • Curator
  • Engraver
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Gallery Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Historian
  • Illustrator
  • Interior Decorator
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Journalist
  • Landscape Designer
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Multimedia Consultant
  • Museum Director
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Painter
  • Performer
  • Photographer
  • Product Designer
  • Sculptor
  • Set Designer
  • Special Effects Consultant
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Teacher

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.