Possible Careers

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over a 10-year period from 2006 to 2016, jobs for photographers, museum curators and archivists, motion picture and video artists, graphic designers and artists are projected to increase an average of 13% to 735,000.

Below are just some of the potential professions available to students upon graduation from KCAI.

Art history

  • art critic
  • author
  • college professor
  • exhibition designer
  • magazine writer/editor
  • studio artist

Animation

  • 3-D computer imagist
  • advertising artist
  • concept/layout/storyboard artist
  • designer
  • educator
  • film/video animator
  • illustrator
  • interactive media designer
  • special effects designer
  • Web designer

Ceramics

  • educator
  • freelance artist
  • gallery director
  • installation artist
  • mold maker
  • museum conservator
  • sculptor
  • studio artist
  • terra cotta and tile restorer
  • toy designer

Creative writing

  • advertising copywriter
  • creative director
  • critic/reviewer
  • curator
  • freelance writer
  • journalist
  • magazine writer/editor
  • novelist
  • playwright
  • poet
  • professor
  • short-story writer
  • teacher
  • television or movie scriptwriter
  • Web copywriter

Digital filmmaking

  • animator
  • cinematographer
  • digital art
  • director
  • director of photography
  • editor
  • experimental animation
  • installation artist
  • lead artist on animated films
  • motion graphics
  • producer
  • production manager
  • scriptwriter
  • sound design
  • video maker

Digital media

  • 3-D modeling artist
  • advertising artist
  • electronic game designer
  • film/video animator
  • interactive media designer
  • motion graphics artist
  • multimedia designer
  • video editor
  • visual effects artists
  • Web designer

Fiber

  • business owner/entrepreneur
  • costume designer
  • design consultant
  • fashion designer
  • fine paper maker
  • freelance artist
  • hand-painted textile artist
  • production weaver
  • professor
  • sculptor
  • set designer
  • studio artist
  • textile designer

Graphic design

  • art director
  • creative director
  • desktop publisher
  • entrepreneur/business owner
  • environmental graphic designer
  • identity system designer
  • illustrator
  • multimedia designer
  • publication/print media designer
  • retail graphic designer
  • textbook designer
  • Web designer

Illustration

  • art director
  • book illustrator
  • cartoonist
  • childrens book illustrator
  • creative director
  • digital artist
  • editorial illustrator
  • entry-level animator
  • fashion illustrator
  • greeting/e-card designer
  • medical illustrator
  • print media designer
  • production artist
  • publishing designer
  • sequential artist
  • story board artist

Painting

  • artist-in-residence
  • curator
  • exhibiting artist
  • film scene artist
  • freelance artist
  • gallery director
  • muralist
  • portraitist
  • professor
  • story board illustrator

Photography

  • commercial studio owner
  • curator
  • documentary photographer
  • fashion photographer
  • fine art photographer
  • freelance photographer
  • photo archivist
  • photography conservator
  • photojournalist
  • portrait photographer
  • professor

Printmaking

  • book artist
  • college recruiter
  • commercial printer
  • curator
  • digital technician
  • educator
  • lithographer
  • master printer
  • print production manager
  • print technician

Sculpture

  • architectural details artist
  • conservator
  • foundry owner/worker
  • industrial designer
  • puppeteer
  • restorer
  • set designer
  • studio artist
  • teacher/professor
  • toy designer 

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