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Careers

B.A. in Art Careers

Our mission is to enable students for professional art careers with majors in Art (BFA/BA) and minors in art that offer a plethora of opportunities in creative fields. Students have the ability to achieve an interdisciplinary studio art degree with foundation studio art courses to advanced and specialized topics courses. With a NASAD accredited B.A. in Arts degree from Belmont, students elect to enter directly into professional employment positions or continue into a Master of Fine Art (MFA) degree upon graduation.

Fine Artist

A fine artist specializes in creative and entrepreneurial pursuits in areas such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and drawing. This includes professional practices of artist CV, artist statements, websites, gallery/museum exhibitions, grant writing and more for a variety of employment areas such as jewelry artist, professional artist, tattoo artist and screen-printing artist.

Gallery/Museum Curator

Positions at galleries and museums as curators vary widely including: acquiring objects and collections, keeping records and cataloging acquisitions, planning and organizing exhibitions, and administrative art duties such as planning budgets and negotiating loan items.

Professional Photographer

A professional photographer works in specific areas of focus after learning black & white and darkroom/digital techniques which includes: portraiture, photojournalism, advertising, fashion, wedding, food, travel, underwater, and many more options.

3D Product Design

3D product artists/designers are responsible for the creation, designing, testing, and development of new products. Industrial/product designers are employed by industrial organizations, manufacturing companies, and private consulting firms in the design, engineering and technology industries, while others may work in high-tech research and development laboratories.

Art Conservationist

Art conservators restore, preserve, and analyze artifacts and works of art. Most specialize in a particular type of object or material, such as paintings, books, or textiles and often work with museums or private collectors.

Art Therapist

Art therapists use the process of self-expression and the creation of artwork to help clients understand their emotions, develop social skills, improve self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and restore functional well-being to individual lives. Students major in a Bachelors of Art (BA) degree and a minor/double major in psychology.