Fine Arts And Architecture
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The fine arts field is wide ranging. It includes ceramics, graphic design, photography, multimedia and visual arts, industrial and interior design, and more.
Graphic design has changed a great deal over the past couple of decades, thanks to huge strides in computer software and Internet programs. Graduate programs in graphic design prepare students for work in a number of areas, including advertising and marketing. Fine art programs geared toward industrial design teach students how to apply concepts from art and science to improve products. Photography is back in high demand due to the visual nature of social media and marketing. Every business has an online, visual presence. Even universities and hospitals now have their own photographers.
Students who choose to pursue architecture should choose a specialization early. Graduate degree options include: urban planning and design, building design and sustainable planning. Architecture graduate students earn a professional degree and spend much of their time completing hands on work. Programs are rigorous, and often require long nights of work to finish class assignments. Some students might find that with an undergraduate degree in architecture, their career goals may not require a graduate degree. However, as is the case with many programs, a master's in architecture is a chance to hone a craft while developing connections. Some master's programs offer a chance to either study abroad or work overseas as part of the degree requirements. This is a good opportunity to learn about other types of design.
Most interior design programs include a historical or theoretical component while focusing heavily on hands on experience. Interior design students, like architecture students, might want to consider spending some time abroad to learn different cultural approaches to interior design. Upon graduation, an interior design student becomes a licensed practitioner.