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Careers in Art & Design

Professional artists are creative problem-solvers. They create logos and packaging for brands; animate films and video games; illustrate books and magazine articles; and preserve artworks of the past for generations to come. Some require graduate study following the bachelor’s degree.

Art-Related Careers

  • Advertising Creative Director
  • Animator (Film)
  • Art Conservationist
  • Art Gallery Owner/Assistant
  • Art Historian
  • Art Museum Curator
  • Art Professor
  • Art Supply Retailer
  • Art Teacher (K-12)

  • Art Therapist
  • Biological/Medical Illustrator
  • Concept/Storyboard Artist
  • Costume Designer
  • Courtroom Artist
  • Digital Illustrator
  • Display/Exhibition Planner
  • Graphic Designer
  • Industrial (Product) Designer

  • Interior Designer
  • Makeup Artist
  • Prop/Special Effects Designer
  • Publishing Layout Specialist
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Textbook Illustrator
  • Video Game Animator
  • Wedding or Family Photographer
Melissa Ellis

Melissa Ellis, '14

B.A., Art History

Melissa interned at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, working with the curator of Public Art. She worked as Retail/Exhibitions Manager at the WNY Book Arts Center, an arts educational non-profit organization in Buffalo, NY. In 2017, she started her graduate studies at the University at Buffalo in Critical Museum Studies with a concentration in Arts Management.

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