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"ART DEGREE... WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THAT?"
One single question that is undeniably cringe worthy. You're thinking "I'm creative... I just want a creative life"
You've either always been that way or you've discovered a new found love of art that has unleashed all the feels and you just can't go on living without devoting big portions of your life to art and creativity.
You know there are so many career options out there, but you aren't entirely sure what to do, where to start or how to begin the journey.
The decision to go and study something that you have shown an interest in is always going to be beneficial. Whether you love or end up hating it, you'll learn a lesson either way.
Learning from groups of carefully selected professional creatives that can offer indispensable advice, and prompt life changing discussions are just a few benefits of hitting the books at a university level.
Not to mention all the other great creative minds you will encounter that will give you honest feedback about your work, help you while you develop new work, and all those silly souls that are sure to become life long friends.
Surrounding yourself with artists on a daily basis is, in itself, a purely remarkable thing to do.
However, coming out the other end with thousands to repay in student debt is a complete life suck.
So yes, it can be a very tough decision.
The whole life path, career options, university applications, job hunting but wanna-be a creative thing, can leave any normal person feeling like they are trying to complete a Rubrik's Cube of Life.
Although, the Universe always delivers the answer.
So here is your 'book falling off the shelve at just the right time' moment. You're in the right place my friend. Even if you've put your best foot forward with a particularly stellar Artist CV, or you've built up an outstanding portfolio, where do you go from here?
Below is a list of 91 things you can do
...or become with that well earned Arts Degree/ Certification/Diploma of yours.
(Bonus: Not all of these careers even need a degree!)
What you can do with your creative degree
Chief creative officer
Comic book creator
Creative professional (basically a multi-potentialite)
E-commerce Art Administrator
Creative careers you can do without a degree
81. Art Model
83. Event manager
84. Floral designer
85. Food stylist
87. Recording Artist
88. Social Media Marketer
90. Wedding planner
A bunch of options! Who doesn't love a whole bunch of options?
You can even use the websites below to see how much money you can earn in these careers. But of course, the sky is the limit! You can find yourself earning way more than you initially thought possible doing what you enjoy.
Salary Checking Sites:
Helpful books and resources:
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lauren was born in London, but grew up in Canada where she received her degrees with distinction in Fine Arts and Education. Now she's back, she continues her work in creative arts by making art and teaching it, while developing opportunities for early career artists by creating and running the online platform Dark Yellow Dot.