Art & Design

What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for artdancegraphic designmusic, and theater.

Some common career titles for this major include: 

  • Art Director
  • Artists and Related Workers
  • Craft Artists
  • Dancers
  • Fashion Designers
  • Floral Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Interior Designers
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Musicians and Singers
  • Photographers
  • Set and Exhibit Designers
  • Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

For more information, email internship coordinators  or  (graphic design);  (digital art/design);  (crafts),  (ceramics); , or 

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Arts - Graphic Design Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Common industry related questions
  • What experience do you have organizing a show? Setting up your work? Marketing for a show?
  • If you were awarded a $3,000 grant for a major art project, how would you use the money? (If you are interviewing for a grant be prepared to answer very detailed questions about every aspect of your budget)
  • What motivates/inspires your work? Be ready to discuss what inspired individual pieces? What inspires you as an artist? (Is your art connected to a certain time, era, culture, or something that happened in your life?)
  • Why is _____ your artistic medium of choice?
  • What sets your work apart from other artists? (Be able to compare and contrast yourself from other artists)
  • How would you describe your art?
  • What are you trying to do with your art/with this collection?
  • Why are you doing what you are doing?
  • What are you reading at the moment?
  • When and what was the last exhibition you saw? Tell us about it.
  • Whose work do you admire?
  • Where do you see yourself in 3 years from now?
Graphic design related questions 
  • Describe your level of skill and expertise with all the software programs you have experience.
  • What sets you apart from other designers?
  • What was the inspiration for each piece in your portfolio?
  • How would you work with a client whose taste you disagree?
  • Describe your style as a designer?


Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

Professional Associations