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These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Art/Art History

Art and Art History is the study of human experession by interpreting the translating the visual into the verbal. Your courses will  provide understanding of art history and design that may include traditional media such as painting, sculpture, architecture and photography along with innovations in the creative use of new technologies, traditional and indigenous media, and performance art .

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Abstraction
  • Adaptation
  • Analysis
  • Attention to Detail
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Imagination
  • Independent Work
  • Interpretation
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Observation
  • Organization/Planning
  • Patience
  • Persistence
  • Presentation
  • Quantitative Thinking
  • Reasoned/Supported Argumentation
  • Recognizing Patterns
  • Self Discipline
  • Self Motivation
  • Spatial Relations Aptitude
  • Symbolic Representation
  • Time Management
  • Use of Forms
  • Visualization
  • Written/Oral/Visual Communication

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo

  • Advertising Consultant
  • Advertising Designer
  • Animator
  • Antiques Dealer
  • Architectural Conservator
  • Architectural Rendering Specialist
  • Art Buyer/Consultant
  • Art Critic
  • Art Dealer
  • Art Director
  • Art Historian
  • Art Investment Advisor
  • Art Law Consultant
  • Art Librarian
  • Art Manager
  • Art Preservationist
  • Artifact Preservationist
  • Artist’s Representative
  • Billboard Artist
  • Caricaturist
  • Cartoonist
  • Ceramic Artist
  • Chef
  • Children’s Toy Designer
  • Cinematographer
  • Commercial Artist
  • Computer Graphics Designer
  • Conservator/Restorer
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate Art Director
  • Costume Designer
  • Craft Artist
  • Creative Director
  • Critic
  • Curator
  • Development Officer
  • Display Designer
  • Editor
  • Engraver
  • Estate Appraiser
  • Event Planner
  • Exhibit Installation Specialist
  • Fabric Designer
  • Fashion Art Director
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Fine Arts Handler
  • Forensic Artist
  • Freelance
  • Gallery Director
  • Gemologist
  • Glass Blower
  • Graphic Designer
  • Historian
  • Illustrator
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Investment Consultant
  • Jeweler
  • Layout Artist
  • Letterer
  • Magazine Design Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Mechanical Artist
  • Museum Technician
  • Mural Artist
  • Packaging Designer
  • Photojournalist
  • Printmaker 
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Promotion Designer
  • Public Information
  • Officer
  • Public Relations
  • Publisher
  • Reproductions Designer
  • Research Advisor
  • Restoration Specialist
  • Sculptor
  • Set Designer
  • Sketch Artist
  • Special Effects Make-Up Artist
  • Storyboard Illustrator
  • Topographer Video Producer
  • Visual Resource Curator/Librarian
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Developer/Design

Potential Industries

  • Art Galleries / Auction Houses
  • Advertising Firms
  • Museums
  • Schools, Universities and Colleges
  • Publishing Houses
  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Photo Agencies / Studios
  • Hospitals / Mental Health Facilities
  • Graphic Design Firms
  • Community Centres
  • Consumer Product Companies
  • Company Marketing Department

Workshops

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Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.

Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Art Building, Room 612
T: 403.220.5251
E: jreiserm@ucalgary.ca
W: art.ucalgary.ca/undergraduate

Clubs on Campus: Students' Union Clubs List

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020
E: csstdnt@ucalgary.ca
W: ucalgary.ca/careers