The study of art encompasses a variety of media to express human thoughts, interests, attitudes, emotions and ideas. UNM’s Studio Art program offers seven different areas of concentration: painting and drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, electronic arts, and environmental arts.
“Fine arts is a complex field from a career standpoint because the fine artist is his/her own employer and promoter. Because it may take many years to develop a career as a successful artist, most graduates initially seek ways of earning a living other than from sales of their personal work. This takes determination and perseverance with no strictly defined career path. The choices are very individual. This might mean a position in an arts organization or a design support positions. Some art students prepare to teach. It is not unusual for fine artists to experiment with different options for a few years” (from the University of Texas Fine Arts Career Services website).