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Department of Art and Graphic Design Office
Brett DeBoer
Department Chair
College of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

What to do with an Art degree?

A growing public acknowledgment of the value of the arts in commerce and society have profoundly transformed the entrepreneurial and employment opportunities for studio artists and graphic designers.

The faculty encourages students to plan their career and make participation in undergraduate research and internship programs part of their academic learning. Many of our students also complete graduate studies before entering the field.

Our students have gone on to be professional artists, graphic designers, photographers, art management professionals, art directors, ceramic studio managers, illustrators, entrepreneurs, animators, videographers, R&D designers, commercial printers, exhibition designers, package designers, teachers, studio owners and after additional graduate work-- university professors, animators, UI designers and fashion designers. 85% of all recent graduates in our art or design programs are currently employed in art or design fields.

Listed below are more examples of the diverse career options available to Art and Graphic Design students.

Art and Design
Advertising Artist
Advertising Art Director
Art Historian
Art Conservator
Medical Illustrator
Graphic Designer
Web Site Designer
Commercial Printer
Film Editor
Production Designer
Set Designer
Interior Designer
Landscape Designer
Furniture Designer
Jewelry Designer
Textile Designer
Fashion Designer
Television Graphic Designer
Package Designer
Multi-media Specialist
Animation Artist
Sculptor/Public Artist
Custom Framer

Art Education
Art Professor
K–12 Art Teacher
Art Administrator

Museums and Galleries
Museum Curator
Public Relations Officer
Exhibit Designer
Art Consultant

Photographer Editor

Art Supply Store Manager
Auction Gallery: Information Coordinator, Publicist, Customer Service