Career Options

The curriculum for the B.A./B.S. in Art is based on building an awareness and understanding of the historical, technical and contemporary aspects of art with a focus on the significance of art in society. The program offers the opportunity for professional artistic development, while incorporating subjects that lead to a liberal education.

Degree: B.A/B.S. in Art, Studio Arts Option

Potential Career Options in Art:

Use the career planning resources to learn about the potential career options below.
(some occupations may require further education/licensure)
OSU College of Liberal Arts Career Services 
Advertising Director
Animation Director
Art Consultant
Art Dealer
Art Director
Art Historian
Costume Designer
Creative Director
Digital Artist
Exhibit Designer
Fashion Designer
Gallery Manager
Graphic Designer
Interior Designer

Lighting Designer
Marketing Specialist
Museum Director
Print Artist
Public Relations Director

Where are OSU Art alumni working?

(Data obtained from LinkedIn)

Art Studio Teacher, Bright Horizons
Graphic Designer, Dark Horse Comics
Editor, E! Networks
Consultant, Envisage Color & Surface Design
Sculptor, Hunter Castle
Executive Director, Maryhill Museum of Art
Visual Design Manager, MWH Global
Art Director, Nike
Studio Manager, Quigley-Simpson
Digital Department Manager, Signs Now NW
Exhibitions Coordinator, Springfield Museum
Product Development, Teva Footwear
Watercolor Artist/Instructor, Upwright Studio
Writing and Design Consultant, Woodland Park Zoo

Where have OSU-Cascades students participated in experiential learning (internships/research/etc.)?

1859 Magazine

Job Search:

In addition to our general job, internship, and volunteer search resources, below are some industry specific resources to help you search for opportunities in Art. Don't forget the important process of researching employers and networking with professionals in companies/organizations that you are interested in.

Graduate School:

In addition to our general Graduate/Professional School resources, utilize the following resources for researching advanced degrees in Art.

Professional Associations:

Involvement in professional associations can expand your network, keep you up to date on current trends in the field, and give you access to additional job and internship opportunities.

Additional Resources:

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is here to help you navigate your future path.

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