Do you color yourself as a natural creative? Someone who seeks to deepen their understanding of art and humanity through enlightening moments, performances and expression in visual artifacts? If this describes you, then you may want to consider exploring a degree in studio art.

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UTSA’s Art Program

UTSA students seeking an Art degree choose between two distinct National Association of Schools of Art and Design accredited studio art degrees. The B.A. focuses on foundation study, specializations in studio art practices, and a broad foundation in art history. the B.F.A. includes intensive studio coursework along with supportive studies in art history and criticism. The final two years will have you choose between a specialized area in one of the following: ceramics, new media, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking or sculpture. Whether you aspire to become a professional artist, fine arts educator, performer or scholar, a studio art degree from UTSA serves as the perfect opportunity to enhance your creative and contemporary pursuits under a close mentorship.

Careers in Art

Top job titles for Art graduates include:

• Art Teacher
• Artist/Illustrator
• Special Education Teacher
• Self-Enrichment Teacher
• Drama Teacher

Art and its related career pathways are currently in low demand in San Antonio but in higher than average demand in Austin for the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Los Angeles, CA, Milwaukee WI and Atlanta, GA. More than 144,000 art-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Industries for Art Graduates

Art is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of art-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Elementary and Secondary Schools
• General Hospitals
• Gambling Industries
• Software Publishers
• Higher Education
• Government

Salaries for Art Graduates

The salary range for open art-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $32,133
median $48,986
top 10% $68,825

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Art Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as an Art graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Art may be a good fit for you if:

• You like being creative and artistic
• You enjoy working with others
• You are well organized
• You are good with technology
• You are detail oriented