Art Major Skills List

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Here's a list of the skills that employers seek when hiring Art majors. Skills vary by job, so also review these skills lists for a variety of different occupations.

Highlight the skills you acquired during your studies, internships and jobs held during college in your cover letters, resume and job applications.

Art Major Skills

A - D

  • Accepting Criticism
  • Adapting Techniques
  • Aesthetic Sensibility
  • Animating Visual Representations
  • Applying Color Theory to Design or Critiques
  • Appraising Artwork
  • Attention to Detail
  • Ceramics 
  • Collaboration
  • Conducting Research
  • Creating a Portfolio of Works
  • Creating Gallery Displays
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critiquing Artwork
  • Drawing

E - O

  • Explaining Works of Art
  • Finger and Manual Dexterity
  • Focusing Attention on Tasks
  • Graphic Design
  • Identifying Cultural Influences Upon Art
  • Identifying Sources of Information
  • Illustration
  • Instructing 
  • Intercultural Perspective
  • Inventiveness
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • Microsoft Word
  • Mounting and Framing Artwork
  • Note Taking
  • Organizational
  • Originality 

P - R

  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Photoshop 
  • PowerPoint 
  • Presentation 
  • Printmaking
  • Problem Solving
  • Producing Digital Images
  • Promoting Their Work
  • Proposing Creative Solutions to Visual Problems
  • Providing Feedback to Student Artists
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Representing Concepts Visually
  • Representing Images within Space
  • Resiliency 

S - Z

  • Sculpture
  • Selecting Appropriate Color Combinations
  • Stress Management
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Time Management
  • Tolerating Failure
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Verbal 
  • Working Independently
  • Working Long Hours
  • Working Under Pressure
  • Writing Essays
  • Writing Research Papers

College Major Skills: Art History

More Lists of Skills
Here’s a list of skills employers are looking for, including soft skills, general skills, and hard skills for a variety of different jobs.

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