Art future careers

An art degree from Goldsmiths has an international reputation. As well as teaching you contemporary art making, curating and writing practices, it will enable you to progress into a variety of careers.

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What skills will I gain from an Art degree?

Studying Art at Goldsmiths will provide you with a variety of skills that can be applied to a broad range of employment areas. These include creative problem solving, resourcefulness, observational and analytical skills, working to briefs, meeting deadlines and making timely decisions. 

What kinds of industries can I work in as an Art graduate?

Community and Education

Community arts workers collaborate with groups and organisations at a local level. As an arts worker, you will encourage the use of artistic activities to support the development of the local community. Generally, arts workers are employed in areas where there are social, cultural or environmental issues that need to be addressed.

Curating and PR

Curators work within museums, galleries, heritage centres and tourist attractions. They acquire, care for, develop and display a collection of artwork or artefacts in order to inform, educate and entertain the public. Alongside this, you may be involved in other activities such as public relations and marketing.

Galleries and Arts Organisations

After graduating you may decide to work as a freelance artist or behind the scenes as an arts administrator. In this vibrant industry, no two days are ever the same. As an arts administrator, your job will involve planning and organising logistics related to events, buildings, performers/artists and other personnel. As a freelance artist, you will interact with galleries and arts organisations and manage your own time, working to produce artworks for exhibition or sale.

Where do Goldsmiths art graduates work?

Art graduates go on to work in a huge variety of industries. Some of our recent graduates now work for companies as diverse as British Council, V&A, Tate, Snapchat and Frieze. They also work as practising artists and filmmakers.

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