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Attaining a degree in the fine arts is a valuable experience and can lead to a wide range of career opportunities. Working as a professional artist is only one way your acquired knowledge and skill can help you make a living.

UMD Career & Internship Services (22 Solon Campus Center) is a fantastic resource for creating resumes, writing cover letters, and learning effective job search and interviewing techniques. Meeting personally with a career counselor is the best option for discussing individual goals and interests.

What Will I Do with My Degree? The disciplines within the arts enable students to express feelings, communicate thoughts, explore creativity, solve problems, communicate ideas, develop a sense of community, and appreciate history, tradition and culture.

It doesn’t take long to peruse the web and find bloggers, researchers, professors, and all kinds of other people talking about the skills they’ve learned by studying the fine arts, and the many ways those skills have been a benefit throughout their lives. Here are just a few examples (if you come across others, share with us at sfaadv@d.umn.edu):

PDF icon6 Reasons Why Ballet Dancers Make Awesome Employees

PDF icon9 Ways a Theatre Degree Trumps a Business Degree

PDF icon10 Ways Being a Theatre Major Prepared Me for Success

PDF iconEverything I Needed to Know About Teamwork I Learned From High School Theatre

PDF iconIs Music the Key to Success?

PDF iconMusic major opportunities

PDF iconSo your son or daughter wants to be an ART major?

PDF iconValue of a Fine Arts Degree - U Regina

PDF iconWhat Can I Do With a Degree in the Fine Arts?

PDF iconWhat Can You Do With a Music Degree.pdf

PDF iconWhat Theatre Majors Learn, by Catron

PDF iconWhich Undergrad Major is Most Preferred by the Top MBA Programs

PDF iconWho was right about education Gates Jobs.pdf