Careers & Alumni

With a strong foundation in critique, history, and technique, our students are highly prepared for their futures as a positive force in contemporary society.

Our Art alumni have gone on to pursue careers that harness the creative thinking, critical inquiry skills, and communication skills they developed at Humboldt. Art students find a strong foundation in advanced verbal and written communication skills, informing and explaining ideas, describing and evaluating ideas, problems, and events, and observing people, data, and visual information. They also learn to find and evaluate necessary information and sources, analyze and compile ideas and information, and organize materials and ideas.

Related Job Titles

The following list is not meant to be all inclusive; many other job alternatives and titles may exist. Some require further education.

Advertising Designer
Animator
Art Buyer
Art Center Director
Art Critic
Art Director
Art Therapist
Audio-visual Specialist
Community Programs Director
Conservator
Creative Director
Curator
Drafter
Editor (Book, File, Media)
Entertainment/Recreation Manager
Exhibit Designer
Fashion Designer
Freelance Artist
Gallery Directory
Graphic Artist
Illustrator
Industrial Designer
Jeweler
Marketing Director
Museum Registrar
Photographer
Project Manager
Public Relations Director
Publisher
Set/Stage Designer
Teacher

Marketable Skills

Exhibit & Public Relations

  • Designing & Setting up Displays & Exhibits
  • Design, Produce, & Distribute Promotional Material

Knowing Materials & Equipment

  • Metals; Compounds; Clays; Glazes; Paints; Pencils; Inks; Papers; Pens; Brushes; Cements; Films; Cameras; Enlargers; Printing Presses; & Plastics

Special Arrangement, Design, & Perception

  • Recognizing, Choosing, Blending & Complementing color Shades & Tones, Forms, & Colors
  • Forming Mental Images
  • Designing Logs, Posters, Models, Displays Objects
  • Analyzing Designs

Communications, Media, & Advertising

  • Listening to Directions, Explanations, & Criticisms
  • Solving Assignment Problems
  • Meeting Deadlines