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Applied Visual Arts

What is Applied Visual Arts? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU Department of Art

What is Applied Visual Arts?

According to Wikipedia, "The visual arts are art forms that create works that are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and architecture. These definitions should not be taken too strictly as many artistic disciplines (performing arts, conceptual art, textile arts) involve aspects of the visual arts as well as arts of other types. Also included within the visual arts are the applied arts such as industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design and decorative art."

At OSU visual art opportunities include drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography.

Art - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Advertising Commercial Director

Darkroom Technician

Make-up Artist

Advertising Copywriter

Design Consultant

Market Researcher

Advertising Creative Director

Design Engineer

Metalworker

Aerial Photographer

Digital Artist

Milliner

Animation Director

Diorama Artist

Mock-up Artist

Animator

Director

Model Designer

Antique Restorer

Display Artist/Designer

Mosaic Artist

Architect

Documentary Photographer

Multimedia Designer

Architectural Illustrator

Draftsperson

Muralist

Architectural Technologist

Dressmaker

Museum Guide

Art Auctioneer

Editorial Art Director

Package Designer

Art Consultant

Editorial Illustrator

Painter

Art Critic

Editorial Photographer

Float Designer/Builder

Art Dealer

Exhibition Designer

Performance Artist

Art Director

Fabric Designer

Photo Editor

Art Editor

Fashion Buyer

Photo Journalist

Art Historian

Fashion Designer

Photographer

Art Lecturer

Fashion Editor

Plastic Surgeon

Art Librarian

Fashion Illustrator

Police & Legal Photographer

Art Publisher

Fashion Photographer

Print Maker

Art Therapist

Fiber Artist

Publicity Director

Art/Film Critic

Field-expedition Artist

Puppet Maker

Artist-in-residence

Film Editor

Renderer

Artists' Agent

Filmmaker

Researcher

Assistant Director

Floor Covering Designer

Restorer

Automobile specialty painter

Florist

Salesperson

Background Artist

Foundry Artist

Sculptor

Basketry Artisan

Freelance Illustrator

Set Designer

Billboard Designer

Functional Designer

Sign Designer

Book Jacket Designer

Furniture Designer

Silversmith

Buyer

Gallery Director

Special Effects Technician

Cabinet Maker

Gallery Owner

Stained-glass Designer

Calligrapher

Glass Blower

Stonemason

Caricaturist

Graphic Designer

Stylist

Carpenter

Greeting Card Designer

Tailor

Cartographer

Guide

Tattoo Artist

Cartoonist

Hair Stylist

Taxidermist

Ceramic Tile Artisan

Haute Couturier

Teacher

Ceramicist

Industrial Designer

Technical Illustrator

Child/Day Care Worker

Industrial Photographer

Textile Designer

Children's Book Designer

Interior Decorator

Tool Designer

Children's Book Illustrator

Interior Designer

Tour Guide

Choreographer

Jeweler

Toy Designer

Cinematographer

Jewelry Designer

Travel Photographer

Color Consultant

Landscape Architect

TV Animator

Comic Strip/Book Artist

Layout Artist/Specialist

TV Director

Computer Graphics Designer

Lecturer

Typography Designer

Conservator

Letterer

Upholsterer

Corporate Designer

Lighting Consultant

Urban Planner

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Wallpaper Designer

Crafts Artisan

Lithographer

Weaver

Creative director-advertising

Logo Designer

Web Designer

Curator

Machine Designer

Window Decorator

Cutter & Editor

Magazine Designer

Woodcarver

Related Skills

Ability to Express Different Ideas and Emotions Through Various Forms of Art

Attention to Detail

Creative

Ability to Meet Deadlines

Background in Art Theory

Organization Skills

Able to Think Outside the Box

Communication Skills (Oral, Written & Visual)

Work with Diverse Individuals and Communities

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

The Art Career Project - You’ll find a breakdown of nearly every type of art and career you can imagine, from the normal to the more obscure. Some of the art careers you’ll find here include graphic design, painting, jewelry design, golf course design, Foley art, and even found art! If you don’t see your passion on our site, contact us and we’ll add it.

Artist Resource - a variety of information on art jobs and employment, as well as supply information and galleries.

Museum Job Resources Online - a source for online job seeking databases surrounding the arts.

Museum Careers - The American Association of Museums provides career information and a great resource for finding jobs.

Visual Artist Information Hotline - offers online resources to facilitate the work of visual artists, with links to jobs in arts and arts management.

Fine Art Fund Group - Internship Opportunities

Working at the Museum of Fine Arts

Christie's Americas Internship Programme

National Gallery of Art Internships

New York Foundation for the Arts Jobs

Fine Art Jobs

Crewz - allows registered members to check out daily job posts and search for crewz, but they can search all locations and equipment as well.

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook -  the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Artist Resource - a variety of information on art jobs and employment, as well as supply information and galleries.

World Wide Art Resources - a great source for up to date informaiton on contemporary art, art news, art history, contemporary artist and gallery portfolios.

Professional Association Links

College Art Association

New York Foundation for the Arts

National Association of Independent Artists

American Craft Council

The Association of Medical Illustrators

Society of Illustrators

National Art Education Association

Graphic Artists Guild

Society for News Design

National Press Photographers Association

Miscellaneous Links

The Kenedy Center: Arts Edge

Ceramics Monthly

Sculptor.org

Oregon Arts Museums and Craft Centers

Portland Art Museum

Global Museum

All Art Schools

Museums in the US

ArtResources

Find a School

Arts Career Center

 

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