Choosing to study a creative arts subject means you will have a higher education experience rich in practical projects, with an extensive list of career prospects to choose from when you complete your studies.

Below are some of the different career paths you could take after completing a Fine Art undergraduate programme.

Directly related career options include:

•Fine Artist

Fine Artists create original works of art, through a variety of media. These artists can be commissioned to produce a piece of work or they can create their own pieces to sell on, either directly to the public or through a gallery or an agent.

•Exhibition Designer

An Exhibition Designer works to create large commercial public exhibitions, showcase events, trade shows or on cultural exhibitions for museums, libraries and galleries.


Art Teachers can work within primary, secondary, further and higher education. Teaching art disciplines to all ages and abilities.


Illustrators use their creative art and design skills to communicate a story, message or idea. They work to commercial briefs to inform, persuade or entertain a client’s intended audience.

•Museum/Gallery Curator

A Museum or Gallery Curator manages collections of artefacts or works of art. This includes dealing with the acquisition, care and display of items with the aim of informing and educating the public.


Printmakers use techniques such as woodcuts or silk-screens to create images which are transposed onto surfaces.

Indirectly related career options include:

•Art Therapist

Art Therapists use visual art media to help people who may struggle to communicate or express their feelings and confront difficult emotional issues.

•Interior and Spatial Designer

Interior and Spatial Designers are involved in the design or renovation of internal spaces.

•Arts Administrator

An Arts Administrator manages activities and projects provided by a range of organisations in the arts sector. These include: arts festivals and centres; local authorities and arts councils; theatres, galleries and museums.

•Commercial Art Gallery Manager

A Commercial Art Gallery Manager is responsible for the commercial and artistic success of a gallery. They are responsible for the sales and marketing areas of running a commercial art gallery and will communicate directly with artists and dealers.

•Museum/Gallery Exhibitions Officer

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions Officers are responsible for the planning, delivery and installation of individual permanent or travelling exhibitions.

•Multimedia Programmer

A Multimedia Programmer works with different multimedia features to create products such as websites or computer programmes.


Stylists follow design briefs and use their creative skills to produce visually appealing displays, photo shoots or outfits.


Whatever career you choose, you can feel secure in the fact that University Campus Barnsley will provide you with all the essential skills to flourish in your chosen industry.

Find out more about the Fine Art Practice BA (Hons) and Fine Art Practice BA (Hons) Top-Up offered at UCB.