Postgraduate Opportunities

Explore careers in art

Mercer University trains Art majors to use their visual communication skills to successfully enter the workforce. When you graduate, you will boast qualities that are highly sought after by employers, such as:

  • Advanced typographic skills
  • Communication skills
  • Conceptual ability
  • Critical thinking
  • Drawing ability
  • Handcraft skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Process development

Some common career paths art students take include:

  • Advertising
  • Design
  • Education
  • Freelance work
  • Gallery management
  • Marketing
  • Studio artist

Graduate programs

If you want to take your education even further, pursuing a graduate or professional program in Studio Art or Art History may be for you. Mercer University’s Art major prepares you for the challenges and rigor of work you will face in graduate school. You will learn academic research methods, develop your artistic craft, and gain hands-on experience at exhibitions and galleries to improve your presentation skills. Some common fields of study students pursue in graduate school include:

  • Archaeology
  • Commercial art
  • Display
  • Filmmaking
  • Gallery operation
  • Industrial design
  • Interior design
  • Medical illustration
  • Museum direction
  • Packaging
  • Teaching

For information about specific graduate programs, contact your advisor.