Wayne State University

Careers in Art

Wayne State University has been training artists for more than 90 years and art historians for more than 70. That's why Department of Art and Art History's award-winning graduates are working today as:

  • Professional artists
  • Digital animators
  • Curators
  • Director of exhibitions
  • Arts facilities managers
  • Product designers
  • Apparel designers
  • Art conservators
  • Creative art directors
  • Web designers
  • Museum and gallery curators
  • Graphic designers
  • Authors
  • Librarians
  • Commercial photographers
  • Interior designers
  • Master printers
  • Exhibition designers
  • Fine art transporters
  • Artistic director for publications
  • Illustrators
  • Cartoonists
  • Fashion merchandisers
  • Special effects artists and educators

There are many other career paths. Talk with the Undergraduate Advisor in Art and Art History about these exciting possibilities. For more information contact WSU Career Services.

Career Services assists WSU students with resume writing. We offer "stop-in" counseling throughout the week (Mon. – Thurs.) whereby students looking for employment are able to have a counselor review their resume and provide consultation.

"Stop-in" counseling is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis so we always encourage students to arrive earlier than later and consultations typically run for about 15-20 minutes per student (depending on volume).

We also offer (additional) online resources which can be found here.  

Details on days/times that "stop-in" counseling is offered can be found here.

We recommend for students to contact the office on the day they are planning to arrive to ensure that stop-in is available for that particular day (313/577-3390).  

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