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Art & Art History

University of Mississippi

Art Careers

What can art majors do after graduation? Meet a few...

Elle Oser

Elle Oser
Designer, Madewell

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Erin Napier

Erin Napier
Designer, HGTV Home Town

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Oscar Pope

Oscar Pope
Content Marketing Coordinator, NBA on TNT, NBA TV, NBA.COM

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Jaime Aelavanthara

Jaime Aelavanthara
Fine Art Photographer and assistant professor of art at the University of Tampa

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Art Careers

Our graduates establish such a wide range of careers and become leaders of their organizations because of the core set of skills at the heart of our liberal arts education.

Related careers in art include professional fine artist, educator, graphic design, web design, animation, display/set/exhibit design, art appraisal, production pottery, public relations, architectural modeling, textile design, art therapy, arts administration, museum administration, media buyer, marketing, and interior design.

These careers illustrate the variety of places our graduates take their skills and talents:

Our graduates are...

  • Creative Directors at CNN and at FOCUS Brands
  • Graphic Designer, Churchill Downs, Walt Disney World, Isle of Capri Casino, and other entertainment venues
  • published and award winning novelists, music producers and songwriters
  • Professional Football Player, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Manager, Galerie d' Art
  • many professional artists and actors
  • Webmaster, Oxford School District
  • Multimedia Specialist, Daily Journal
  • Sales, Prentice Hall College Publishing
  • Talent Manager, FuseFX
  • Associate Publicist, HarperCollins
  • Content Marketing Specialist, Turner Broadcasting Network
  • Master Planner, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Director of Learning and Innovation, Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Interior Designer, Melissa Lacy Design
  • Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Walter Anderson Museum of Art
  • Programmer and Social Media Buyer, Frontier Media Strategies
  • Scenic Artist, Denver Center Theater Co
  • Producer, Our American Network




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