Yes! Artists are at their core creative problem-solvers and visual communicators, two highly desired skills in today’s hypervisual culture.
With a strong foundation of design and color theory, a broad exposure to art history and the liberal arts, and the learned practice of a studio discipline in a variety of materials and media, the studio art graduate is capable of moving into a wide range of careers in many different fields. Many graduates choose to develop their craft working in their own studios while building connections with galleries, opportunities for exhibition, and private commissions. Others will continue onto advanced degrees such as the Master of Art Education, the Master of Arts in art therapy, the Master of Fine Arts in studio art, or related degrees in art history or art philosophy, all of which provide many more career possibilities.
Working within the gallery/museum structure offers still additional opportunities, and the arts administration minor at Cedarville prepares students to understand the business side of the art market, as well as working within an arts organization. Speaking of minors, many studio art students will graduate with a minor in graphic design, which provides an overview of the techniques and tools of the industry, ideal for those seeking a career in illustration.
While there are undoubtedly easier paths, neither is studio art a field without real and exciting opportunities. For those called to be artists, the possibilities are great! And, we’ve never been too interested in just taking the easy path. We hope you’ll join us.