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 [email protected]):

6 Reasons Why Ballet Dancers Make Awesome Employees

9 Ways a Theatre Degree Trumps a Business Degree

10 Ways Being a Theatre Major Prepared Me for Success

Everything I Needed to Know About Teamwork I Learned From High School Theatre

Is Music the Key to Success?

Music major opportunities

So your son or daughter wants to be an ART major?

Value of a Fine Arts Degree - U Regina

What Can I Do With a Degree in the Fine Arts?

What Can You Do With a Music Degree

What Theatre Majors Learn, by Catron

Which Undergrad Major is Most Preferred by the Top MBA Programs

Who was right about education: Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?

Why major in Dance?