Art and Design Education

The art and design education majors have special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Creativity and ability to create innovative, original artwork
  • Capacity to work independently with little direction
  • Ability to collaborate across a variety of disciplines and communities
  • Strong time management, organizational, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Familiarity with numerous art mediums, artist and designers
  • Superior critical analysis and observational skills
  • Knowledge of teaching methods, developmental theories and educational techniques 
  • Capability to integrate latest technology into the classroom and other worksites
  • Openness and appreciation of cultures other than one’s own
Possible Career Paths

Below includes potential careers for B.F.A. in Art, in which Art and Design Educators are also able to find gainful employment. Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required.

Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:
Artists and Related Workers | Teachers—Postsecondary

Art Critic
Art Specialist
Art and Design Director
Art and Design Educator
Art Supplies Sales Representative
Arts Administrator
Art Therapist
Art Historian
College Admissions Counselor
Community Arts Educator
Corporate Art Collector
Digital Artist
Event Planner
Exhibition Coordinator
Gallery Manager
Graphic Designer
Jewelry Designer
Make-up Artist
Medical Illustrator
Museum Educator
Police Sketch Artist
Set Designer
Social Activist
Studio Art
Teaching Artist
Textile Designer
Toy Designer 
Job Titles of Adelphi Art Education Graduates
Art and Design Educator
Community Arts Educator
Cosmetology Educator
Creative Arts Therapist
Digital Film Editor
Events Planner
Graphic Designer
Summer Art Camp Director
Museum Educator
Special Needs Educator
Social Activist
Teaching Artist

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For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

Department of Art and Art History
p – 516.877.4460

Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
p – 516.877.4100

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