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Career Opportunities

Students earning a degree from the Fine Arts program develop skills in research, critical thinking, collaboration, analysis, creative innovation, writing, and time management that are invaluable to an increasingly-expansive range of professional and artistic fields. These include careers as design strategists, artists, educators, curators, freelancers, gallery and arts administrators, studio managers, art directors, illustrators, entrepreneurs, videographers, and photographers, as well as the pursuit of degrees in competitive graduate programs. The art history concentration prepares students for graduate study as well as for positions in arts administration for museums, galleries, and other community arts organizations. Training in art history also provides students preparation for careers in business, communication, education, government, and law.

With a degree in interdisciplinary studies, you are primed to compete successfully in today’s complex workforce that demands both in-depth knowledge and a varied skill set.

Depending on how you organize your three module areas, you could pursue one of these careers:

  • Advertising manager
  • Bank officer
  • Clergy
  • Counselor
  • Events planner
  • Fashion merchandiser
  • Film or theater director or producer
  • General and operations manager
  • Insurance claims adjuster/examiner
  • Interior designer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer or Legal assistant
  • Media manager
  • Psychologist
  • Professor
  • Public relations specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Restaurant manager
  • Social worker
  • Technical writer
  • Translator
  • And many more.

For more information on career opportunities in your chosen areas, speak with your advisor or visit the IU Southeast Career Development Center.