Career Opportunities | Department of Art & Performing Arts

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this program will go on to practice as artists, whose manifestation of ideas and their production is a valuable part of a culturally rich society. Their practice will be informed by current social and political discourses, and nurtured by a global outlook as well as a familiarity with local histories and knowledge.

Art graduates will be equipped to undertake commissions, to direct and manage community arts initiatives and projects.

The creative arts sector, through taking on significant roles in museums, theatre, film, crafts, and art galleries, offers a wide scope in terms of a range of opportunities in self-employment and employment within these fields.

The areas of art education, art therapy and community art projects offer more socially and educationally focused careers. Arts administration and management would give an alternative perspective to Art graduates.

The artistic flair of Fine Art graduates is well recognized in roles where the visual image is paramount, such as in advertising and marketing, exhibition design, publishing and illustrating businesses.

Art is also often a solitary pursuit. The graduate should also have a good idea of how to motivate him/herself and research ideas, materials and equipment. It can take time to establish oneself as an artist, and students would learn to acquire qualities such as patience, tenacity, and singularity of purpose while building up credible bodies of work.