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Fine Arts Subject Research Guide: Careers in the Fine Arts

Key resources in Fine Arts

What can I Do With a Fine Arts Degree?

Since Fine Arts is a broad and varied field, this question could have a lot of potential answers!


People with degrees in art often go into careers such as:

  • Illustrator
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Graphic designer
  • Art gallery manager
  • Exhibition designer
  • Web designer
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist


People with degrees in creative writing often go into careers such as:

  • Copywriter
  • Journalist
  • Web content editor
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Writer
  • Social media specialist
  • Public relations
  • Copyeditor
  • Technical writer


People with degrees in theatre often go into fields such as:

  • Artistic administration
  • Writing for stage or media
  • Acting (stage or media)
  • Talent scouting
  • Stage management
  • Journalistic criticism
  • Public relations


People with degrees in music often go into careers such as:

  • Arts administration
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Marketing assistant
  • Production assistant
  • Private music teaching
  • Music therapist
  • Lyricist
  • Librarian (with Master's in Library and Information Science)
  • Musical theatre

Finding Jobs in Fine Arts

If you're a student looking to jumpstart your career with a related job or internship, Career Services at Saint Leo University can help. You can also use your Handshake account to search for student jobs and internships. Click here to learn more about Handshake and how to access job postings.

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