Studio Art – Careers

What Can I Do With A Studio Art Degree?

The goals of the Studio Art program, whether you earn a B.F.A. or a B.A., are to prepare you for a career in art and design, or to assist you in pursuing graduate studies in studio art (M.F.A.), medical illustration or arts administration.

Your decision to enroll in the B.F.A. Studio Art program reflects your passion for making art and your desire to become an artist. In this program you will develop and learn new skills, meet people who share your interests and develop a professional body of work … But what happens after you complete this program?

Many of our students become entrepreneurs or begin careers with established employers. Recent graduates have worked in frame shops, studied art restoration, worked in video production, worked as photo stylists, had mosaic and mural commissions, taught at Craft Alliance, worked for a custom jewelry company and installed exhibits as various venues.

Still others have attended graduate programs at Fontbonne University, Otis Parsons Institute – Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, Southern Methodist University, University of California – Berkley, University of Missouri – St. Louis, Washington University or Webster University.

Office of Career and Professional Development

We are here to help students navigate their way through the process of seeking meaningful and valuable career experiences, including on-campus employment, internships, service opportunities, and part-time and full-timework. Our team helps you develop a resume and cover letters, conduct mock interviews and contemplate your future career choices. We also offer ongoing professional development workshops and events.

Our partnership begins right away. When you arrive on campus, you’ll work in tandem with a life coach to ensure a smooth and successful transition to Maryville.

Learn More About The Office of Career and Professional Development