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Visual Arts

Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

Overview of Major

Loyola's Visual & Performing Arts Department offers a major in Visual Arts with concentrations in Art History, Photography, Studio Arts, or InterArts; and a major in Performing Arts with concentrations in Music, Theatre, or a Comprehensive Concentration (combination of music and theatre). Minors are also offered in all of these areas. Each program provides its students with a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum designed to first introduce students to the discipline and then develop increasing levels of mastery of the knowledge, skills, and habits of the field.


What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Actor
  • Art Educator
  • Art Critic
  • Cinematographer
  • Photo Lab Technician
  • Drama Director
  • Graphic Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Music Educator
  • Musician
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Theater Instructor
  • Videographer

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • American Visionary Art Museum
  • Baltimore Clayworks
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Walters Art Museum
  • Fox News
  • Estee Lauder
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Maryland Historical Society
  • NBC
  • Park Avenue Studios
  • Pottery Studio & Gallery
  • Sotheby's, Philadelphia and New York
  • Baltimore Shakespeare Festival
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Center Stage
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources