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Career Preparation

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Potential careers available to art majors include teaching, research, art administration, art writing and criticism, museum and gallery professions, and communication and media fields. Examples of these positions include:

  • Executive director, The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, Los Angeles
  • Director and CEO, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
  • Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  • Owner/director, Norwood Gallery, Austin
  • Professor of art history, Texas A&M, Corpus Christi
  • Assistant professor, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Researcher, Botanical Research Institute of Texas
  • Director of education, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Program coordinator, Fulbright Commission, U.S.-Mexico Commission for the Cultural and Educational Exchange
  • Development Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Impressionist and modern art specialist, Christie’s, New York
  • Research assistant, Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Curatorial assistant, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Art writer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • Registrar, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York City


Career Services

At TCU, you’ll have access to a career consultant who works with fine arts students. Schedule one-on-one meetings with your career consultant who will assess and analyze what you need most. You’ll learn how courses, internships and service projects can broaden the experience on your resume. Learn more about everything Career Services has to offer your major.

Melanie Coulson
Career Consultant to the College of Fine Arts

For more information about job opportunities, please visit:

Center for Career & Professional Development


Alumni Spotlight: Where are they now?

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Sarah Bisnette ’16

After graduating in May 2016 as a Studio Art major and a TV Digital Media minor, Sarah Bisnette decided to move to Morocco where she now lives and works as an English teacher. This career path has allowed her to travel around the country and meet inspiring people and explore her interests in the arts and develop her eye for photography and film.

TCU’s mission to educate individuals to become responsible citizens in a global community is one of the reasons she chose to attend TCU. She considered TCU a leader in global education, after discovering numerous opportunities provided to students like lectures, clubs and study abroad programs. Throughout college, she felt TCU’s desire to shape world-class citizens inside and outside of the classroom. Sarah says, “TCU has played a major role in shaping me into the global citizen I am today.”