Are you interested in:
- Creative problem-solving?
- Working with your hands?
- Customizing things, like your shoes (or surfboard or skateboard)?
- Playing in sand or snow?
- Creative expression?
- Hands-on learning?
- Do you focus on how things are made and not so much on what they are?
- Do you like investigating materials?
- Do you collect interesting things?
- Do you invent things?
- Do you re-purposing materials, alter things?
- Do you like cultures and/or traditional things (quilts)?
- Do you always carry your camera?
- Do you organize compositions of photos on Instagram?
This major is designed for the student who intends to pursue the creation of visual art as a profession. The program prepares one for graduate school as well as many entry-level art positions. Practical and creative experience is gained through numerous opportunities to interact with professional artists in a variety of settings.
Types of jobs:
- Professional/studio artist
- Museum/gallery photographer
- Art therapist or recreational therapist
- Art director
- Gallery director
- Museum educator or curator of exhibition designer
- Art critic/writer
- Furniture designer
- Fabric and textile designer
- Art consultant
- CEO or entrepreneur
Attend graduate school for:
- Art therapist
- Master of Fine Arts
Options for the major:
- Double major or minor in any additional related area of interest
- Wide variety of media taught and grants for exploration at summer workshops
- Enhancements in major
- Senior Exhibition in professional gallery setting
- Artists’ Alliance
- Research possibilities
- Co-Curricular Enhancements/Internships
- Contemporary Museum of Art
- North Carolina Museum of Art
- Visual Art Exchange
- Artistic Highways
- Pullen Art Center
- Penland Residency
- Gallery C
- Frankie G. Weems Gallery
- SECAC (formerly Southeastern College Art Conference) https://secacart.org/
- Kappa PI, International Honorary Art Fraternity www.kappapiart.org
- National Association of Women Artists, Inc. www.thenawa.org
- Tri-State Sculptors tristatesculptors.org
- American Art Therapy Association arttherapy.org