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Careers - Art Degree

What can you do with an art degree?

Art degree careers can be very fulfilling for the soul.  Find a sampling below of art degree jobs you might be able to obtain with an art bachelor degree from University of the Cumberlands:

Fine Artist1

An art bachelor degree from University of the Cumberlands will prepare you for a career concepting, creating, developing, producing and even exhibiting your work. The growth rate for fine artists, such as painters, illustrators or sculptors, is holding steady at 14 percent, making a median annual wage of $49,960.

Maybe your art bachelor degree is just the first step … many graduates of the fine arts program go on to pursue additional certifications or degrees to explore careers in graphic design, advertising or even art therapy.

High School Teacher2

Maybe you want to lead the next generation into a deeper appreciation of the fine arts. With the right certification, you could become a high school Art teacher. Teachers are needed – a projected 8 percent growth rate for high school teachers by 2030, making an average annual salary of $61,820.

Postsecondary Instructor3

If you’re interested in a slightly older student age range, with a median annual salary of $79,640 employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 12 percent over the next decade.


  • Fine Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Painter
  • High School Art Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Art Instructor
  • Art Professor

"$61,820" Median Annual Pay for High School Teachers2

1Fine Artists
2High School Teachers
3Postsecondary Teachers