Visual Arts Department Opportunities

One of the most frequent questions by parents to our instructors is, “What can my child do with a degree in art?” This is a very important question since unlike some other areas of study the answer can seem less than straight forward. However we believe that there are direct applications for the degree. Furthermore, though there are many art-related applications available with this degree, there are also numerous essential benefits that might go unnoticed.

A small sample of careers available with a degree in art include the following:
  • Portrait Painter
  • Portrait Sculptor
  • Painter
  • Sculptor
  • Ceramicist
  • Printmaker
  • Freelance Illustrator
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Art Historian
  • Art Critic
  • Arts Missionary
  • Advertizing Artist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Film Artist
  • Advertizing Designer
  • Textile Artist
  • Aerial Photographer
  • Muralist
  • Animation Artist
  • Caricaturist
  • Cartoonist
  • Furniture Designer
  • Movie Set Designer
  • Calligrapher
  • Floral Designer
  • Catalog Illustrator
  • Newspaper Illustrator
  • Album Cover Illustrator
  • Arts Administrator
  • Art Buyer
  • Photojournalist
  • Art Consultant
  • Layout Artist
  • Costume Designer
  • Art Dealer
  • Courtroom Artist
  • Art Director
  • Interior Designer
  • Art Exhibition Coordinator
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Art Teacher
  • Stained Glass Artist
  • Art Therapist
  • Landscape Designer
  • Sign Painter
  • Still Photographer
  • Artist’s Agent
  • Studio Assistant
  • Curator
  • Billboard Designer
  • Window Display Designer
  • Darkroom supervisor
  • Workshop Teacher
  • Private Tutor
Besides directly art-related uses of the degree, study in the Visual Arts Department at Belhaven University builds skills that are beneficial to those wishing to enter into the following careers:
  • Graphic Designer
  • Carpenter
  • Woodworker
  • Contractor
  • Welder
  • Blacksmith
  • House Painter
  • Missionary
  • Historian
  • Public School Teacher
  • Private School Teacher
  • Homeschool Event Organizer
  • Homeschool Educator
Studying visual art at Belhaven University helps students to build many skills and habits that are conducive to success, not only in the arts, but many other areas of life as well. Some of the following traits are developed:
  • Aesthetic Discernment
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Analogical Thinking Skills
  • Creative Problem-Solving
  • Holistic Thinking
  • Patience
  • Sustained Focus
  • Perseverance
  • Collaborating With Others
  • General Knowledge
  • Time Management
  • Verbal and Written Acuity
  • Historical Awareness
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Goal Setting
  • Deadline Management
  • Self-Understanding
  • Relationship with the Creator-God
  • Critical Analysis
  • Research Skills
  • Communication Skills

 

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