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Art and Design Career Pathways

Expand your creative talents and prepare for a career where you can inspire, entertain, innovate or enlighten.

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Career Options

With a degree in art or design, you’ll open doors in fields ranging from media to manufacturing, advertising to curation and beyond.

  • Animator
  • Art Gallery Director
  • Creative Director
  • Fashion Designer
  • Film Editor
  • Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Photo Editor

Discover Art and Design Majors and Minors

Pursue your interests with a customizable program that sets you up for success.

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Coursework Highlights

Find courses that give you the knowledge and skills to stand out from the pack.

  • Beauty and Diversity in Fashion Media
  • Ceramics Hand-Building
  • Filmmaking: Storytelling Production
  • Illustration Communication
  • Motion Graphics and User Experience
  • Multimedia Storytelling
  • Narrative Jewelry and Metalwork
  • Sight, Sound and Motion
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We have to prepare students for jobs that are going to look radically different than what they’re doing right now. I’m teaching students for a job that doesn’t exist yet.

—Rebecca Kelly, communications design professor

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Clubs and Organizations

Learning happens inside and outside the classroom. Make connections to build your resume and your network.

  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Fashion and Design Society
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing Club
  • Orange Shorts Student Animation Studio
  • Professional Association for Design
  • Runway of Dreams
  • Women in Animation
  • Women in Design

Syracuse University has shaped me into the artist I never thought I’d become, in the best way possible.

Alyssa Chang ’21, creator of the animated film The Light Within

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