Students interested in Fine Arts have a variety of exciting courses available to them at WPU. Art Majors have a choice between three quality liberal arts degrees - the Bachelor of Arts in art history, the Bachelor of Arts in studio arts, and the professionally oriented Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio arts. Both studio arts degrees can be combined with the teacher certification program for those interested in becoming certified art educators. The program encourages students to develop as innovative and creative thinkers, while establishing the fundamentals of craft. Individuals with a fine arts background are essential in educational, industrial and various other institutions.
Link to the Art Department: http://www.wpunj.edu/coac/art/
Admissions information on Art: http://www.wpunj.edu/admissions/undergraduate/academic-programs/programs_detail.dot?id=124211
What interests and skills do potential employers value in this career?
- Self-expression and personal fulfillment
- Desire to influence others
- Feel for design and form
- Ability to adjust to close public scrutiny and criticism
Some careers that Art majors pursue are:
Architectural Model Builder
Audio Visual Artist
Bank Note Designer
Book Jacket Artist
Car and Bus Card Artist
CD/Record Cover Designer
Costume and Mask Designer Courtroom Sketcher
Direct Mail Artist
Direct Mail Layout Designer
Graphic Arts Technician
Greeting Card Artist
Internet Homepage Designer
Magazine Cover Artist
Aside from majoring in art, what else can I do that may enhance my qualifications?
Students in the Art major at William Paterson have numerous opportunities to enhance their academic experience. Students can contact the department about internships at galleries, in the media and in the arts. Also, many students find that a study abroad for a cultural reasons and studio experience will enhance their curriculum. Also, many students join the Student Art Association which enables them to meet others in their major with similar interests and career goals.
The Guggenheim http://www.guggenheim.org/
The Metropolitan Museum of Art http://www.metmuseum.org/
The Museum of Modern Art http://www.moma.org/
Other sources of information :
Please drop by the Career Development and Advisement Center to learn more about careers in art. The career library carries career-specific books and counselors are available to answer any further questions you may have. Visiting the art department may also prove valuable in addressing questions.