VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

 

General Information:

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts encompasses many majors and minors: Art History, Film Studies, Music, Studio Art, Gallery Management and Theater.

Art History analyses the evolution of art through the centuries, from Ancient times to modern world, focusing on its meaning within society.
The Film Studies minor enriches many academic subjects and majors with its critical and multicultural exploration of cinematic expression.
The Music Option offers opportunities for rigorous scholarships, performance, and interdisciplinary collaborations.
The Studio Art option, or Visual Art, emphasizes actual production of art, leading to many opportunities such as Graphic and Technical Design or Advertising.
Finally, the Theater Option provides the student with a theoretical/historical grounding in the art of the theater, and the opportunity to put theories into practice in performance situations.

Career Possibilities:

Acquisition Specialist
Animator
Archivist
Art Agent
Art Critic
Professor/Instructor
Audiovisual Specialist
Billboard Artist
Graphic Designer
Cartoonist
Decorator
Book/Journal Editor
Gallery Operator
Greeting Card Artist
Historical Preservation Coordinator
Interior Designer
Librarian
Museum Curator
Photographer
Publicist
Fine Artist
Video Game Designer
Sculptor
Scientific Illustrator

 

Applicable UCCS Graduate Programs:

M.A. Communication
M.A. History
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction
M.B.A.


Statistics:

Median annual earnings of Art Directors: $61,850
Median annual earnings in advertising and related services: $67,340.
Median salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators: $35,260
Median salary of Multi-Media Artists and Animators: $43,980.
Median annual earnings in motion picture and video industries: $58,840. Earnings for self-employed artists vary widely. Many, however, find it difficult to rely solely on income earned from selling paintings or other works of art.
Employment in 2002 for artists and related occupations: 149,000
Projected Growth: Average (10-20%)
Projected Need for 2002-2012: 54,000 additional employees


UCCS Clubs:

Filmmakers Club
Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)
Student Artist Connection


For More Information

www.khake.com/page42
www.aam-us.org
www.artistresource.org/jobhunt
www.collegeart.org