Top Ten Careers in Art and Design



Attempting to narrow down the top ten art careers can be difficult, and some people might say it's impossible, especially when you also consider careers in various design fields. Design careers such as interior designing, digital graphic arts, architecture and others are definitely artistic, so it would be an incomplete list if such careers were not included. If you are thinking of embarking on any type of career in the art and design worlds, you will have many choices. But the following ten are perhaps the top choices:

  1. Advertising Art
  2. Animation and Cartooning
  3. Architecture
  4. Graphic Design
  5. Fine Arts
  6. Interior Design
  7. Illustration
  8. Special Effects
  9. Video Game Design
  10. Web Design

These different careers in art and design obviously vary quite a bit, but they are all the types of career that artistically-minded people would excel in. And while jobs in the music, dance, theatre, comedy and literary fields are also very artistic, these are not included within this category. Many of the design careers that fill this list are involved with new media, including animation, graphic design, special effects, video game design and web design. In this day and age, it pays to learn how to manipulate computer programs and work in these new mediums that are dominating the careers of tomorrow.

There are many cutting edge art careers that students and recent graduates can enter into, but there are also many traditional choices. Just as they have for centuries, artists will always be needed for advertising work, and this can range from very classical art techniques to very high-tech methods. There is also still a place for traditional cartoonists, although more and more careers are opening up for modern animators. There will always be a place for artists in the traditional fine arts such as painting, sculpting and photography - these are highly competitive fields, but if you have a talent and can find your niche, you can really go places.

Many other careers in the art and design fields are available for budding artists and designers to choose from; this is just a sampling of the top career choices.



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