What will I gain from my subject?

As well as your practice-based skills and the acquisition of knowledge your degree will equip you with a range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers. Transferable skills include creativity, problem solving, self-management, communication and teamwork. Your transferable skills and the level of intellectual attainment gained through study of your subject mean that you will have many different career options when you graduate. A high percentage of all graduate vacancies are open to graduates of any discipline yet many students are not aware of this or they are influenced by the myths surrounding the choices open to them.

Take a look at the Prospects website, and our Where do I start pages which are designed to help you start thinking about your future.

What can I do with my subject?

Your degree prepares you for a wide variety of career paths. Graduates have developed careers both within and outside the arts, craft and design.

There are a great many possibilities open to graduates, probably more than you realise at first. Sometimes, the hardest task facing finalists and new graduates is deciding how to choose from the many options available to you. There are jobs which are directly related to degree disciplines, jobs where particular subjects may be useful and also a whole range of jobs open to graduates of any discipline. The links below will give you some ideas of what you can do with your subject.


Where do I start looking for work experience and graduate jobs?



What do Aber graduates do?

Below are some examples of roles our Art Graduates have moved into:

  • Archive Assistant
  • Art Technician
  • Art Tutor
  • Artist and Draughtsman
  • Artist Educator
  • Curator 
  • Designer
  • Eael Painting Conservationist
  • Events Administrator
  • Fine Art Tutor
  • Freelance Artist
  • Freelance Designer
  • Freelance Illustrator
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Gallery Technician
  • Landscape Artist
  • Lecturer
  • Masker
  • Photographer
  • Print Technician
  • Safety Recruitment Officer
  • Scientific Illustrator
  • Wildlife Conservation Worker
  • Writer

Example employers that Aberystwyth art graduates and postgraduates have gone to work for:

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Birmingham Theatre 
  • Blaze Publishing
  • Chameleon Television
  • Coleg Powys
  • Dezac Group
  • Dyfi Arts Guild
  • Fujitsu
  • Headway Worcester Trust
  • Interactive Theatre International
  • Mall Gallery
  • National Health Service
  • Ocean Images
  • Tate Gallery
  • Torre Abbey
  • Vogue
  • Warrington County Council