What can I do with a major in Art & Design?

Utah Valley University’s Department of Art & Design offers degrees in applied arts, fine arts, art history, and art education. Upon completing a degree, students emerge from the program ready to enter careers in graphic design, photography, advertising, printing, animation, illustration, art education, printmaking, sculpture, painting and more. Students can earn a general degree, exploring several areas within the visual arts, or they can specialize, exploring a specific practice in depth to better understand it and/or prepare for employment in that field.

Careers in Art & Design

  • Art History
    • archivist
    • art consultant
    • auction house assistant
    • editor
    • gallery manager
    • historian for a public trust
    • research assistant
    • writer
    • museum administrator
    • museum educator
    • museum registrar
    • teacher (may need additional education)
    • curator (may need additional education)
    • preparation for higher education
  • Arts Management/Administration
    • art administrator
    • art dealer
    • art director
    • chief creative officer
    • creative director
    • design director
    • design strategist
    • gallerist
    • production designer
  • Fine Artist
    • ceramics artist
    • illustrator
    • photographer
    • painter
    • printmaker
    • sculptor
  • Graphic Design
    • conditional design
    • UI/UX Design
    • virtual systems design
    • web page design
    • mobile app design
    • advertising design
    • sales collateral (catalogs, brochures, etc.)
    • annual reports
    • signage design
    • environmental design/retail spaces/Interiors exhibit design
    • trade-show design
    • retail environments
    • point-of-purchase displays
    • package design
    • corporate communication
    • identity design
    • sales collateral (catalogs, brochures, etc.)
    • infographics/diagraphics
    • data visualization
    • publication design/publishing
    • educational design
    • nonprofit design/public service/public awareness
    • film title design
    • television/video graphics
    • motion graphics
    • video game graphics
  • Illustration
    • fine artist
    • portrait painter
    • editorial illustration artist
    • advertising illustration artist
    • product illustration artist
    • narrative illustration artist
    • trade paperback book cover artist
    • children’s book artist
    • graphic novel artist
    • comic book artist
    • storyboard artist (video games and film)
    • key shot
    • concept artist (video games)
    • concept artist (film)
    • background artist (video games)
    • texture artist (video games and film)
    • matte painter (film)
    • caricature artist
    • comic strip artist
    • political cartoon artist
    • educational software artist
    • scrap book artists (content)
    • greeting card artist
    • 2D animator (cartoons)
    • courtroom artist
    • stamp illustrator
    • tattoo artist
    • forensic artist (may need additional education)
    • scientific illustration artist (may need additional education)
    • medical illustration artist (will need additional education)
    • corporate artist
    • mural artist
  • Teaching
    • art education
    • art museum classes
    • directing art programs
    • K-12 teaching
    • private lessons
    • teaching assistant
    • online teacher
    • guest artist
    • guest lecturer
    • retail craft coordinator
    • art supply consultant
  • Photography
    • advertising
    • documentary
    • photojournalist
    • portraits
    • stock images
    • weddings
    • fine art photography
    • in-house photography departments
    • studios

What are our graduate doing now?

Employers of UVU Art & Design Graduates

  • Getty Images
  • Disney
  • Warner Brothers
  • PPBH
  • Axis 41
  • ESPN
  • Nickelodeon
  • Papyrus
  • LDS Church
  • Nuskin
  • Podium
  • Richter7
  • Ancestry.com
  • Adobe
  • Entrata
  • Super Top Secret
  • MRM McCann
  • Xyngular
  • Vivint
  • Namify
  • Boostability
  • Eli Kirk Riser
  • Domo
  • DoTerra
  • Young Living
  • Qualtrics
  • Covenant Communications
  • Astro Studios
  • Living Planet Aquarium
  • Maggie Sottero Design
  • Alexis Mattox Design
  • Salt Lake Magazine
  • Palmer Wholesale
  • Bloguettes.com
  • Blender Bottle
  • Unkubed LLC
  • PG Printers
  • Alice Lane
  • LearnElite
  • Kttape
  • MX
  • Holdman Studios
  • Hasbro
  • Magic Leap
  • Stampin Up
  • Pro Look Sports
  • Jamberry
  • Teraflex
  • Studies Weekly
  • Avalanche
  • EA Games
  • Rimports
  • Del Sol
  • Cricut
  • Sundance Resort
  • Thanksgiving Point
  • Utah Valley University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Benedictine University
  • Waterford Institute
  • Imagine Learning
  • Timpview High School
  • Spanish Fork High School
  • Springville Art Museum