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What can you do with an art degree?

By the year 2012, Oregon will enjoy 17.8% growth in art related jobs.

Two-thirds of the art job categories listed in “Occupational Employment Projections 2002-2012,” published by the Oregon Employment Department, require a Bachelor’s degree as minimum education and require a Bachelor’s degree plus work experience, or else a Master’s degree, to be competitive.

The U.S. Department of Labor reiterates the need for an increase of

qualified artists in the nationwide workforce.

We live in an age when visual communication is acknowledged to be a core component in transmitting and receiving information.

BA/BS and BFA graduates from WOU pursue gratifying art and design careers in the following fields:

Arts Education

Brand Experience

Experience Design

Fine Art

Fine Art Technician

Graphic Design

Identity Design




Planning and strategy



3D Design


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