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Do Art Degrees Lead to Starving Artists?

Let's start by getting rid of the word "starving" in front of artist. In the world of contemporary art, there is so much opportunity to use your creativity and thrive! In this blog I'm going to give you a list of careers in art, questions to ask when making decisions about college, and the confidence to encourage your artist to pursue their dream.


Let's start with the #1 problem artists have after graduating:



It is up to the artist to decide what they are going to do with degree, and put themselves on the right path. When I started my research on creative careers, I pulled from my own knowledge, surveyed a group a colleagues and visited the SCAD website (it's an amazing resource!). I realized that it is impossible for me to make an all inclusive list of careers because the options are simply too broad.


As someone who is immersed in the creative world, when parents ask me what their child can do with an art degree, it is hard to answer. I can tell you about my friend who is works in the media department at a university, another friend who loves teaching elementary art, the fascinating art conservationist I once met, or the freelance artist I follow who's studio hits 7 figures each year.