What Can I Do With a Major in Art?

Henderson State University offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in Digital Art and Design or in Fine Arts.

Related Major Skills

  • Imagination and creativity
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills
  • Work ethic
  • Flexibility           
  • Basic reading, writing and editing skills 
  • Independence
  • Patience          

Related Career Titles

  • Advertising Artist
  • Advertising Designer
  • Aerial Photographer
  • Airbrush Artist
  • Animator
  • Antiques Dealer
  • Architectural Model Builder
  • Architectural Renderer
  • Art Administrator
  • Art Appraiser
  • Art Buyer
  • Art Conservator
  • Art Consultant
  • Art Critic
  • Art Dealer
  • Art Director
  • Art Exhibition Coord.
  • Art Graphic Assistant
  • Art Historian
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Therapist
  • Artist
  • Artist's Agent
  • Assistant Curator
  • Auctioneer Transporter
  • Audio Visual Artist/Designer
  • Bank Note Designer
  • Billboard Artist
  • Book Illustrator/Designer
  • Book Jacket Designer
  • Bookplate Artist
  • CAD Designer
  • Calligrapher
  • Car and Bus Card Artist
  • Caricaturist
  • Cartoonist
  • Catalog Illustrator
  • CD/Record Cover Designer
  • Ceramic Artist
  • Cinematographer
  • Color Expert
  • Computer Graphics
  • Copyist
  • Costume Designer Illustrator
  • Courtroom Sketcher
  • Decorator
  • Designer
  • Direct Mail Artist
  • Direct Mail Layout
  • Display Artist
  • Display Designer
  • Display Painter
  • Drafter
  • Editorial Illustrator
  • Engraver
  • Engrosser
  • Environmental Designer
  • Etcher
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Fabric Designer
  • Fashion Artist/Designer
  • Filmmaker
  • Floral Designer
  • Freelance Letter/Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Gallery Owner
  • Gemologist
  • Glass Blower
  • Graphic Arts Technician
  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphist
  • Greeting Card Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Impressionist
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Internet Designer
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Kitchenware Designer
  • Label Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Layout Artist
  • Magazine Cover Artist
  • Magazine Designer/Illustrator
  • Mannequin Decorator
  • Mechanical & Production Artist
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Memorial Designer
  • Millinery Designer
  • Motion Picture Animator
  • Motion Picture Artist
  • Motion Picture Scenic Designer
  • Municipal Graphic Designer
  • Mural Artist
  • Museum Artist
  • Newspaper Artist
  • Newspaper Illustrator
  • Newspaper Layout Artist
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Printing Designer
  • Printing Layout Artist
  • Product Designer
  • Publications Designer
  • Quick Sketch Artist
  • Sculpturist
  • Set Designer/Illustrator
  • Silhouette Artist
  • Silkscreen Artist
  • Stained Glass Artist
  • Stencil Cutter
  • Still Photographer
  • Textile Designer
  • Topographer
  • Toy Designer
  • Tracer
  • Trademark Designer
  • Typographical Artist
  • Upholstery Fabric Designer
  • Urban Designer
  • Web Designer

Major Employers

  • Adult & community programs
  • Advertising agencies, magazines/newspapers, & trade publications
  • Apparel manufacturers/textile mills
  • Art studios
  • Auction houses, photo agencies & studios
  • Department/retail stores
  • Film/motion pictures & media production companies
  • Government & private museums/galleries
  • Hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, & guidance facilities
  • Interior design departments
  • Libraries
  • Local historical societies
  • Museums
  • Newspapers/publishing houses
  • Private/local arts councils
  • Public/private schools 
  • Web design companies

Career Planning Links

Career Alternatives for Art Historians

Occupational Outlook for Arts and Design Occupations

The Art Career Project

Professional Associations

American Institute of Graphic Arts

Graphic Artists Guild

Visual Effects Society

College Art Association

National Association of Independent Artists

American Alliance of Museums

American Society for Aesthetics

The American Watercolor Society

National Watercolor Society

National Art Education Association

Art Dealers Association of America

Arts, Crafts, and Theater Safety

Association of Digital Artists, Professionals, & Technicians

Association of Lifecasters International

Association of Medical Illustrators

The Association of Stained Glass Lamp Artists 

National Association for the Visual Arts

Visual Resources Association

Society of Publication Designers

Society of Typographic Aficionados

Society of Illustrators

Society of Scribes

Society of American Silversmiths

Miscellaneous Links

Arkansas Arts Council

Arkansas Arts Center

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Arkansas Art Trail

National Endowment for the Arts

Americans for the Arts

Res Artis

Alliance of Artists Communities