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Reinhardt Career and Professional Development Services

Reinhardt University offers a
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio
Art. This degree seeks to produce graduates who have the
ability to think critically about their work and to verbalize and
write clearly about the relationship between the formal conceptual aspects of visual communication. The Fine Arts Program prepares students for graduate work as well as a variety of careers in visual media.


Are You Ready To...

• Complete a senior project
• Spend money on materials and
• Visit museums and galleries to
study other artists
• Display your work in student
• Take academic as well as art
• Learn the rules even as you
break them
• Learn standard techniques as
you develop your own style
• Listen to and learn from criticism of your work
• Experiment with a variety of
• Spend hours working alone in
the studio



It Helps To Be...

• Observant
• Open-minded
• A creative person who wants to try it all


Work Environment

The work environment for fine
artists varies from studios
housed in warehouses and lofts
to private home workspaces. If
you find a salaried job in a company, gallery or firm, you can expect to work a standard work week, but if you are a freelance artist, you'll probably set your own schedule.


Knowledge Base

Studio courses stress concentration and self-discipline leading to eventual self expression; at the same time they provide an in-depth understanding of art and its traditional and contemporary
principles and theories. If you're
not ready to commit to any one
medium and you love bringing
your ideas to life, studio art could be the major for you.


Employment Websites

Americans for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

American Art Therapy Association

Association of Medical Illustrators

Art Network

What Can I Do with A Degree in Studio Art?

Why major in art? Why not just grab a paintbrush, pencil, or
chisel and do your thing? The reasons to study art in college are
many. You'll have the chance to try out new media - you may
enter school as a painter and fall in love with printmaking. You
might start out sculpting in clay but discover that woodworking is
your true love. From your professors, you'll learn skills and techniques that will help you work more efficiently and consistently. With your peers, you'll practice the art of critique. And in art history classes, you'll learn from great masters new and old. Students in studio arts learn the skills and techniques they need to express themselves as visual artists.

Related Careers

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Account Executive

Advertising Artist


Architectural Model


Art Administrator

Art and Design

Art Buyer

Art Consultant

Art Critic

Art Dealer

Art Director

Art Historian

Art Restorer

Art Therapist




Ceramic Artist

Color Expert

Costume and Mask

Creative Services

Exhibition Coordinator

Fashion Artist/Designer

Foundry Artist


Interior Designer

Label Designer

Layout Artist

Mechanical & Production

Medical Illustrator

Motion Picture Animator




Printing Designer

Product Designer/Illustrator

Quick Sketch Artist

Set Designer/Illustrator


Stained Glass Artist

Stone Carver

Toy Designer

Web Designer

Potential Employers

Advertising Firms

Antique Dealers


Art Galleries

Art Supply Stores

Auction Houses

City, State, and
Federal Government
Agencies (Cultural


Community Organizations

Corporate Communication


Educational/Cultural Institutions

Fundraising Firms

Greeting Card Companies

Historical Societies

Interior Design Firms


Magazines and Newspapers

Media Production Companies


Photo Agencies

Printing Firms

Public Relations Firms

Publishing Companies

Recreation Departments

Research Organizations

Restoration Firms

Sign Shops

Textile Companies



• Visit the Career & Professional Development Services department in the Hasty Student Life Building and explore your career and intern potentials through CCN, FOCUS and CANDID Careers/Perfect Interview programs
• Develop a strong portfolio
• Enter art competitions and shows on and off campus

Campus Contacts

T. Brett Mullinix
Fine Arts Program Coordinator
Office: 770-720-5951

Jym Davis
Associate Professor of Art
Office: 770-720-5956