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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
equipment
• Visit museums and galleries to
study other artists
• Display your work in student
shows
• Take academic as well as art
classes
• 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
media
• 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

Click the job titles below for further information

Account Executive

Advertising Artist

Appraiser

Architectural Model
Maker

Archivist

Art Administrator

Art and Design
Professor

Art Buyer

Art Consultant

Art Critic

Art Dealer

Art Director

Art Historian

Art Restorer

Art Therapist

Curator

Calligrapher

Cartoonist

Ceramic Artist

Color Expert

Costume and Mask
Designer

Creative Services
Manager

Exhibition Coordinator

Fashion Artist/Designer

Foundry Artist

Illustrator

Interior Designer

Label Designer

Layout Artist

Mechanical & Production
Artist

Medical Illustrator

Motion Picture Animator

Muralist

Photographer

Photojournalist

Printing Designer

Product Designer/Illustrator

Quick Sketch Artist

Set Designer/Illustrator

Sculptor

Stained Glass Artist

Stone Carver

Toy Designer

Web Designer

Potential Employers

Advertising Firms

Antique Dealers

Archives

Art Galleries

Art Supply Stores

Auction Houses

City, State, and
Federal Government
Agencies (Cultural
Affairs)

Colleges/Universities

Community Organizations

Corporate Communication
Dept.

Corporations

Educational/Cultural Institutions

Fundraising Firms

Greeting Card Companies

Historical Societies

Interior Design Firms

Libraries

Magazines and Newspapers

Media Production Companies

Museums

Photo Agencies

Printing Firms

Public Relations Firms

Publishing Companies

Recreation Departments

Research Organizations

Restoration Firms

Sign Shops

Textile Companies

 

Strategies

• 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
TBM@reinhardt.edu

Jym Davis
Associate Professor of Art
Office: 770-720-5956
JBD1@reinhardt.edu

Career FairFor more information

Peggy Collins Feehery
Director of Career and Professional Development Services
Hasty Student Life Center, Room 301
Office: (770) 720-5548
Fax: (770) 720-9105
career-services@reinhardt.edu

Career Services Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Career Services recognizes the need for confidentiality so an individual feels free to explore concerns, formulate plans, make decisions and initiate appropriate actions. All concerns expressed to the Career Consultant shall remain confidential.