Art and Visual Culture Department

Careers in Art & Visual Culture

Employers value those who can think creatively and independently. For this reason, graduates of Iowa State's BFA in Integrated Studio Arts and BA in Art and Design programs find employment in a wide variety of fields and organizations.

Many find employment as:

  • Education directors
  • Gallery directors for nonprofit organizations
  • Teachers
  • Animation artists
  • Museum staff
  • Freelance photographers
  • Photography and lab technicians
  • Self-employed artists.

Most graduates are employed in positions related to their major. Others choose to pursue advanced study in fine and applied art areas or related fields. Many students who complete the BA option in Visual Culture Studies go on to graduate study.