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Below are sample lists of careers and majors commonly associated with Visual Arts. Please remember, many careers do not require a specific major; rather, employers are often more interested in the experiences you have had and the skills, interests, abilities, and strengths you have developed through these experiences that enhance your academic program. Use the links below to explore careers and majors.

If you need help organizing information, you may find the Majors Research Guide and/or Occupational Research Guide beneficial. The career coaches at the University Career Center are also available to help you explore your options. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 785-864-3624.


Film and Media Studies

Illustration & Animation


Visual Art/Design

Visual Communications in Graphic Design

Visual Art Education


Acting or Dialect Coach

Actor or Actress


App Developer

Art Director

Art Editor

Art Educator

Art Lecturer

Art or Creative Director

Art or Creative Director

Artist Agent

Attorney in Entertainment Law

Best Boy

Boom Operator

Branding Specialist


Casting Director


Cinematographer or Videographer

Combat Photographer

Corporate Curators

Costume or Wardrobe Designer



Editor: Film, Media, Photo, Video, Web

Fashion Designer

Film Commissioner

Film Critic or Journalist

Film Distributor

Film Editor

Film Festival Organizer

Film or Media Instructor

Film or Video Editor

Foundry Artist

Freelance Artist



Gallery Director

Graphic Designer




Jewelry Designer

Layout Designer

Makeup Artist or Hairstylist

Museum Guide

Music Director

Packaging Designer


Photographer (Professional)


Police Sketch Artist



Product Development Engineer

Production Coordinator



Set and Exhibit Designer

Set Designer

Set or Scenic Designer

Sound Designer or Mixer

Special Effects Producer

Stage Manager

Storyboard Artist

Stunt Coordinator


Talent Agent

Technical Illustrator

User Interface Designer

Video Game Designer

Wallpaper Designer

Web Application Developer

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