You probably heard the sentence, but what are you going to do with a degree in fine arts, or something along those lines every time you tell someone that you are going to college to pursue a degree in fine arts. Well, don’t worry, I got you covered because I was in your shoes once, and let me tell you. Continue reading this article to learn more about the job opportunities you can have with a bachelor’s in fine arts.
Skills to add to your CV.
A curriculum vitae is your way of selling yourself to your employees, and this is the one time when you should not underplay your skills and abilities. During your degree, you will study and conceptualize creative art in many iterations and this will develop your visual art, multimedia, and design skills. You can pick and choose to hone only one of these depending on your affinity with the subject, or you can learn all of them. The old saying goes, a jack of all trade is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. Ultimately, the choice is yours to make. Things to add to your CV as someone with a degree in arts:
- Strong analytical, observational, and research skills.
- Creative problem solver.
- Entrepreneurial skills and knowledge in startup.
- Ability to develop individual and innovative ideas and projects.
- Goal-oriented and motivated to work in any field and aren’t afraid of challenges.
- Creative writer.
- Strong orator.
- Resilient and open to criticism
1. Art educator.
This one is for people who love kids or who love teaching. Personally, this one isn’t for me because I don’t have the patience required to do this job, but it is one of the best things to do with your art degree. Impart your knowledge to the future generation of artists and in my opinion is one of the most noble jobs out there. An art educator can work from k-12 to college, but for this, you have to get a teacher’s license to be able to teach in public schools.b The average salary of an average art educator is about $48 000 annually.
This is one of the better-paying jobs that anyone with a fine arts degree can get; the average yearly salary of an illustrator is about $54 000. you can be anything from a medical to a fashion illustrator, and again this all depends on your abilities and affinities. Throughout this degree, you will help with different illustrating techniques, and over time you can develop a style that is unique t you and can be recognized anywhere. For the comic book nerds out there, this means you can lend yourself a job at your favorite comic studio.
Okay, you don’t need a degree in fine arts to do this one, but it is a plus. A degree in fine arts prepare you to work with different kind of cameras and it also develops your interpersonal and communication skills. It also helps in building up your portfolio and you can even create your own website and social media accounts to advertise your business. As part of your degree, you’ve also learned some entrepreneurial skills; this will help you deal with customers and take care of your business’s finances.
A degree in fine art is not restrictive at all; you just have to make it work with your strengths. Always learn to up-sell this degree because it is a very marketable one. Never let anyone belittle your degree and remember, if you are doing something that you love, it doesn’t feel like working at all. As Dolly Parton said: “Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living. Barely getting by, it’s all taking no giving.” So, remember, an office job is not for everyone, and enjoy your college experience to the fullest. Sound off in the comment section below and tell us if you are planning to go to college.