Art History Class May 8th, 2012
In this class we looked at the breadth and characteristics of the Visual Arts related industries that graduates can access.
In class we broke into groups and listed as many careers we could think of that could flow from a Visual Arts Diploma or Degree and their associated skill sets.
Below are some of the ideas we came up with. They include the job description and some of the skills required for the job. Many require further training and qualifications but the base qualification of a Visual Arts Course is good grounding for pursuing any of these careers.
Drawing, Composition, Understanding of Materials, Understanding of Colour Theory, OHS, Painting, Sculpting, Business Management, Computer Skills
Understanding of Colour Theory, Understanding of styles, Architectural Training, Interior Decorating skills, Computer Skills
Knowledge of Cameras, Software Skills, Understanding of Colour and Composition, Computer Skills
Publishing skills, Understanding of print methods, Drawing Skills, Design Skills, Colour Theory, Computer Skills, OHS
Computer Skills, Art History Knowledge, Business Skills, OHS
Computer Skills, Print and Web Understanding, Software Skills, Scanning and Image Manipulation Skills, Design Skills, Drawing Skills, Colour Theory for Web, Print and Fine Art, Colour Matching Skills, OHS, Business Skills, Time Management, Project Management Skills
OHS, Business Management Skills, Archiving Skills, Art History Understanding, Ability to Follow Current Events, Sales Skills, Computer Skills
Photography Skills, Computer Skills, Design Skills, Understanding of Colour Theory, Lighting Skills
Make Up Artist
Chemistry Training, OHS, Materials Skills, Understanding of Colour, Design Skills, Beautician Training
Sculpture Training, Design Skills, Materials Skills, OHS, Lighting SKills, Painting and Drawing Skills
Archiving Understanding, OHS, Understanding and Training in Materials and Chemistry, Art History Understanding, Painting and Drawing Skills
Business Training, OHS, Computer Skills
Architectural Training, Interior Decorating Training, Understanding of Colour and Design
Understanding of Fabrics, Understanding of Dyes and Print Methods, Drawing and Painting Skills, Computer Skills
Sculpture Skills, OHS, Drawing and Painting Skills, Computer Skills
Film Maker or Animator
Computer Skills, Animations and Movie Software Skills, Drawing and Painting Skills, Business Skills
Sculpting Skills, Drawing Skills, Understanding of Materials, Understanding of Colour
Carpentry Skills, Sculpting Skills, Drawing and Painting Skills, Design Skills, OHS, Understanding of Materials and Lighting
Arts Community Officer
OHS, Business Skills, Understanding of the Arts Industry, People Management Skills
OHS, Teaching Qualifications, People Skills, Arts Training and Skills, Working with Children Check, Possible Police Check
Communication Skills, Some Arts Training, Some Understanding of Psychology, Training in Art Therapy, Possible Working with Children Check
Business Training, OHS, Arts Training and Understanding, Computer Skills, Sales Skills, Understanding of Advertising
Business Training, OHS, Arts Training and Understanding, Computer Skills, Sales Skills, Understanding of Advertising, Dealer’s Licence
Business Training, OHS, Arts Training and Understanding, Computer Skills, Materials Understanding
Business Training, OHS, Arts Training or Understanding, Computer Skills, Sales Skills, Materials Understanding
Like many Degrees and Diplomas, formal education in Visual Arts proves to any future employer that you have skills and training that can be useful in other areas than those directly involving the application of art in it’s purest sense. The ability to complete a formal education should be included as a positive contribution you can provide.