Career Possibilities

The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.


  • Communicate emotions and ideas creatively
  • Ability to work in groups/independently
  • Proficiency for accuracy and detail
  • Ability to accept/give criticism
  • Ability to operate various tools and equipment
  • Aesthetic judgment and sensitivity
  • Ability to make keen observations and appropriate decisions


  • Arts Administrator
  • Bookplate Artist
  • Commercial Printer
  • Curator
  • Digital Technician
  • Engraver
  • Etcher
  • Gallery Director
  • Lithographer
  • Master Printer
  • Museum Staff
  • Poster Artist
  • Press Operator
  • Print Production Manager
  • Print Publisher
  • Print Technician
  • Printshop Assistant
  • Printshop Owner
  • Printing Craftsman
  • Printing Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Production Coordinator
  • Silkscreen Artist
  • Stencil Cutter
  • Teacher/Instructor
  • Typographical Artist


  • Printshops
  • Publishing
  • Fine art press
  • Museums/cultural institutions/galleries
  • Colleges/universities/schools
  • Art studios
  • Apparel manufacturers/textile mills

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS - American Print Alliance - Center for Contemporary Printmaking - The Print Center - Lower East Side Printshop - The New York Society of Etchers - International Print Center New York - Printmaking Council of New Jersey - Learning and practice of fine art printmaking -  Empowers artists, educates youth, and unites communities through the process of papermaking, bookarts, and digital media - Wood Engravers Network - Center for Book Arts - Book Arts Web – World Wide Art Resources - College Art Association!speakers/cfvg- Self Employment in the Arts - National Endowment for the Arts - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job type descriptions, job growth forecasts, and salary information

JOB SEARCH LINKS - Visit Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni - NY Foundation for the Arts job listings - Site for the professional creative marketplace - Creative jobs and freelance opportunities  - Specialty Graphic Imaging Association - Worldwide network of artist residencies - Artist opportunities  - CAA online career center

Additional Resources Available at the CDC