Careers in Art

The art + design department at Salem State offers an exciting and dynamic avenue to the worlds of fine art, design and education. Express yourself creatively in broad yet in depth courses of study exploring both traditional and cutting edge media, while producing a professional portfolio that will enhance your future career.

Art Education

This program qualifies students for teaching careers in elementary, middle and high schools.

Art History

The art history concentration provides an opportunity to acquire a broad background in Western and Non-Western art. It prepares the student for graduate study leading to a masters in arts and Ph.D. degrees. Upon completion of graduate study, career opportunities in museum work, art restoration, teaching, and research are available.

Graphic Design

The graphic design concentration prepares the student for a future in commercial art and advertising design.

Interactive Multimedia

The interactive multimedia concentration prepares the student for a future in Web design, CDROM authoring and interactive multimedia.

Photography

The photography concentration prepares students for a creative photographic career or a career in commercial photography.

Painting

Upon graduation from the painting concentration, the student may either establish a studio or continue to study at the graduate level.

Printmaking

Upon graduation from the printmaking concentration, the student may either establish a studio or continue to study at the graduate level.

3D Studio

Upon graduation from the 3D studio concentration, a student can continue to study at the graduate level.