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An Art Degree: A Work of Art

Updated on March 2, 2018
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Veronica is a blogger, performer and writer. She obtained Bachelors of Art in Art History with a minor in Dramatic Arts.

Being an art major can have its struggles. You would be working long hours in an art studio to get your latest project done in time.
Being an art major can have its struggles. You would be working long hours in an art studio to get your latest project done in time. | Source
In an art studio class, things can get a little messy.It usually depends on the medium that you would be using.
In an art studio class, things can get a little messy.It usually depends on the medium that you would be using. | Source

Life After....

Now you have art degree what you going to do now? Do you have a plan? There are some things you could do after you graduate.

  1. Earn an advanced degree. If you want to have a higher paid position, a masters and/or doctoral would open some doors for you.
  2. Get your portfolio together. And keep it updated with your latest work. This is something you should do before college, during college and after college.

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Since there are some jurisdictions that do not allow cameras inside of courtrooms, a court's artist's sketches are depict court proceedings.This graphic designer puts together colors, typography, and/or motions graphics images for printed and electronic media.The art world does have a business side. An art representative is someone who is like an artist's advocate.Sculptors work three dimension mediums (the material that the artwork is made of.)
Since there are some jurisdictions that do not allow cameras inside of courtrooms, a court's artist's sketches are depict court proceedings.
Since there are some jurisdictions that do not allow cameras inside of courtrooms, a court's artist's sketches are depict court proceedings. | Source
This graphic designer puts together colors, typography, and/or motions graphics images for printed and electronic media.
This graphic designer puts together colors, typography, and/or motions graphics images for printed and electronic media. | Source
The art world does have a business side. An art representative is someone who is like an artist's advocate.
The art world does have a business side. An art representative is someone who is like an artist's advocate. | Source
Sculptors work three dimension mediums (the material that the artwork is made of.)
Sculptors work three dimension mediums (the material that the artwork is made of.) | Source
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A Masterpiece of Jobs and Careers

Business: Accountant, administrator, agent, appraiser, assistant, curator, director, event planner, freelancer, manager, marketing, owner, president, represntative, salesperson, supervisor

Creative: Architect, animator, cartoonist, ceramicist, comic book artist ,illustrator, interior designer, iewelry maker, layout artist, muralist, painter, photographer, potter, print maker, prop maker, sculptor, silkscreener

Education: choreographer, instructor, lecturer, professor, scholar, specialist, teacher, tutor

Entertainment: Actor, composer, dancer, entertainer, musician, performer, singer

Law: court artist

Media: Arthor, camera operator, cinematographer, critic, director, editor, event planner, filmmaker, logistics, illustrator, multimedia programmer, photojournalist, producer, public relations, writer

Service: counselor, therapist

Famous Art Majors

  1. Sharon Stone
  2. Kenneth Branagh
  3. Igor Kufayev
  4. Cate Blanchett
  5. Timothy Olyphant
  6. Bryan Ferry

Fine Art Terms and Definations

The following terms are used in the art world. You would find some of these terms in not only your art studio classes but in art history courses as well.

  1. Abstract: artwork that is not representational
  2. Aesthetic: related to beauty
  3. Assemblage: 3D artwork made with a variety of materials and objects
  4. Background: a part of artwork appear far away from a viewer
  5. Batik: a technique that resists wax
  6. Brushwork: describe how a painter uses a paintbrush
  7. Calligraphy: lettering or writing that is decorative
  8. Canvas: A painting surface that is made out of cloth or cotton.
  9. Caricature: an exaggterated drawing or rending
  10. Ceramics: artwork made of clay
  11. Chine coile: a printmaking technique
  12. Collage: artwork that is that is made of paper fragments and other materials.
  13. Color Field Painting: a painting that has color on large areas
  14. Commission: a request for an artwork
  15. Complementary Colors: colors mixed with colors that are opposite of the color wheel
  16. Composition: describes the artwork as a whole
  17. Conceptual: ideas being emphasized
  18. Content: an artwork's subject matter
  19. Contour: an artwork's outline
  20. Contrast: a photography term is described as light and dark areas
  21. Cropping: editing edges
  22. Decorative arts: describes an object's design
  23. Drawing: an artwork with lines and marks
  24. Drypoint: a printmaking process
  25. Earthwork: artwork made up of nature
  26. Elevation: a scale drawing of different different directions
  27. Emulsion: two liquids that do not mix
  28. Enamel: a paint that has a glossy appearance
  29. Etching: sketching marks
  30. Exposure: the process of film being exposed to radiation
  31. Expression: ideas and emotions being communicated
  32. Facade: the public facing side of a building
  33. Figurative: a figure or form being represented
  34. Foreground: a prominent position
  35. Form: a shape of a person or thing
  36. Genre: a certain subject matter
  37. Geometric: geometry related
  38. Gouache: watercolors made with gum
  39. Hue: a color's variety
  40. Iconography: a symbol with more than one meaning
  41. Monochromatic: A single color
  42. Motif: a theme or pattern that is often reapeated
  43. Mural: an artwork that is applied on a ceiling, wall or a large surface.
  44. Photojournalism: journalism that includes photographs
  45. Photomontage: several photographs in one artwork
  46. Pictograph: a pictorial symbol
  47. Picture Plane: a 2D surface
  48. Pigment: a finely powered substance that makes paint
  49. Plan: a scale diagram of an object
  50. Plane: a level surface
  51. Primary colors: red, yellow and blue.
  52. PVC: polyvinyl cholride
  53. Relic: an important figure's body part or posession
  54. Rendering: a structure representation
  55. Replica: a reproduction
  56. Representation: a presentation of an image
  57. Satire: a parody of something or someone
  58. Scale: a measure between size and object
  59. Scene: a story's setting
  60. Screen printing: a printing process that includes metal and ink
  61. Sculptor: an artist who use three-dimensional material
  62. Sculpture: an artwork that is made out of three-dimensional material
  63. Secondary colors: orange, green and purple
  64. Self-Portrait: an artwork of the artist done by the artist
  65. Setting: a place or surroundings where in event takes place
  66. Shade: to add black
  67. Shutter: a device on a camera that opens and closes the lens
  68. Site-specific: chosen for a specific site
  69. Sketch: a quick drawing
  70. Stencil: a thin surface with letters or patterns
  71. Still Life: artwork that represents every objects
  72. Street Photography: photography that captures candid moments in public places
  73. Strobe: fast burst of light
  74. Style: a distivintive expression
  75. Subject matter: a focus of an artwork
  76. Sublime: something that is described as awe-inspiring
  77. Symbol: a sign that stands for something else
  78. Tactile: being touched
  79. Technique: an artist's method
  80. Tempera: paint made with egg yolk
  81. Tension: being stretched
  82. Tint: to add white
  83. Tone: too add grey
  84. Translucent: light passing through material
  85. Triptych: an artwork that has three panels
  86. Turnpentine burn: removes paint of canvas
  87. Typeface: how type is designed
  88. Typography: the art of how certain marks are designed
  89. Vantage Point: a photographer's position
  90. Vernacular photography: photography of everyday things and life
  91. Viewpoint: how something is observed
  92. Vignette: a brief scene
  93. Viscosity: a paint or liquid's thickness
  94. Watercolor: paint that is mixed with water
  95. Wax-print cotton: fabric that is made out of cotton that is used in wax-resist process
  96. Wedge: a two-faced object that is used to make angle
  97. Welding: A process that joining metals together.
  98. Woodcut: a piece of wood that is used in printmaking techniqques
  99. Ziggurat: a pyramid-like structure

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