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Art Careers

A career in the creative economy (the fifth largest economic industry in Colorado) is both challenging and rewarding. The industry is for strong people with vision, who want to use art to entertain, uplift, and communicate.

Careers in Art

Illustration
If you can draw and tell stories, you may have a winning combination. Illustrators create art for picture books, comics, films, animations, and posters. Read more about Illustration careers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Fine Art
If you have a distinct artistic vision and a strong visual message, selling in galleries, painting portraits, or creating found-object installations for a museum may be an option for you. In addition, many jobs surround the installation and management of the creative works we find in galleries, museums, and shops. Read about Fine Arts careers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Careers Using Art

Art Education (K-12)
Art programs are necessary and teachers shape the creative minds of the future. From Kindergarten to High School age kids, students benefit greatly from an educator with a firm understanding of art and creativity.

Art Education (higher education)
Art is essential in a well rounded education, and can be quite rewarding on a post-secondary level. Read more about post-secondary art education careers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Art Director
Art directors work in a variety of fields including media (newspaper, magazines), marketing, production and film and television. They design and create artwork, layouts, and more. Read about Art Director careers on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Gallery Director/Curator
Learning to appraise, archive, edit and curate art in an interesting and profound way is essential to museums, galleries, botanic gardens and other cultural entities. Learn more about Gallery Director and Curator careers on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Art Therapy
Art has been proven to be a healing tool which can be used as therapy or as part of a recreation plan to improve a person's physical, social and emotional well-being. Learn more about recreational therapy careers on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

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