Drawing Careers

Make a living AND make a difference.

As a graduate of the BFA Drawing program, you ll be fully prepared to engage in a rich, fulfilling practice of creating culturally significant and meaningful works of art. The versatile set of creative, critical thinking, and communication skills you ll develop will also provide opportunities to pursue a number of other art-related career options.


Possible Careers*

  • Professional Artist
  • Curator
  • Museum Preparator
  • Arts Education Specialist
  • Art Director
  • Gallery Owner
  • Archivist
  • Appraiser
  • Entrepreneur

*For some careers, additional education or graduate studies may be required.


Where KCAD Drawing alumni work



Where KCAD Drawing alumni have attended graduate school

  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA) Master of Fine Arts
  • University of Pretoria (Pretoria, South Africa) Master of Arts, Fine Art
  • Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) Master of Fine Arts
  • Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS) Master of Library Science, Art History
  • California College of the Arts (Oakland, CA) Master of Fine Arts
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL) Master of Fine Arts
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) Master of Fine Arts
  • Mount Mary University (Milwaukee, WI) Master of Science, Art Therapy
  • Lesley University (Cambridge, MA) Master of Fine Arts
  • New York Academy of Art (New York, NY) Master of Fine Arts
  • Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH) Master of Fine Arts
  • School of Visual Arts (New York, NY) Masters in Professional Studies, Art Therapy


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