Find art graduates tend to develop a wide range of creative and practical skills. In addition, they gain precious experience by taking part in competitions, exhibitions and developing a portfolio of work. What really happens to the fine art students once they graduate? Well, an impressive variety of job opportunities are available for the students who graduate with a degree in fine arts. In addition, they are exposed to many other opportunities as well.
What happens after graduation?
Usually the fine art graduates specialize in some sort of art such as printmaking, sculpture, installations, drawing and painting. They can use those skills and work for a company or work on their own as a freelancer to make money. There is a huge demand for people with a degree from museums, art galleries and theatres. Moreover, the fine art graduates can think about working as a secondary school teacher, printmaker, gallery or museum curator, higher education lecturer, further education teacher and of course a fine artist.
On the other hand, some job opportunities such as multimedia programmer, gallery or museum exhibitions officer, commercial art gallery manager, arts administrator and art therapist require the knowledge of a fine art graduate. However, fine art graduates should not limit their thinking to the job opportunities that are listed in here. That’s because many other employers are willing to open their doors for the graduates with a fine art degree.
From the recent studies, it has been identified that 12% of the fine art graduates think about higher studies. You can take a master’s course and specialize in a particular area of art. Or else, you can take a shorter course that specializes in certain attitudes.
Develop a Portfolio
People who are looking to work somewhere after the graduation need to think about creating a portfolio of work while they are still undergraduates. They must have creative ideas within their minds and those ideas can be used to create the portfolio without much difficulty. In addition, they need to pay special attention towards networking as contacts become extremely useful after the graduation. If family or friends you to work for them while you are studying as an undergraduate, you can take it as an opportunity to include it in the portfolio. If such opportunities don’t come in your way, you can think of engaging in voluntary work such as community art initiatives. These experiences can help a fine art graduate to get into the dream job without any difficulty.
Finally, let’s pay our attention towards what fine art graduates do in general. It has been identified that 70% of the fine art graduates find work somewhere. Around 10% go for higher studies and 4.9% study while they work. Only 7% of the fine art graduates are unemployed and most of them do not prefer to work because of personal reasons. Therefore, any person can think of obtaining a degree in fine arts without a doubt on mind.