6 Jobs You Can Do With Your Arts Degree

By August 18, 2017For Talent

If you need some career inspiration then look no further. Bachelor of Arts degrees are incredibly diverse and include a wide range of courses, like journalism, marketing, history, English, psychology and languages.

As a result, an arts degree gives you a great base to build a career from. The sky really is the limit. Just see for yourself.


1. Copywriter

What do they do:

Copywriters are responsible for writing a vast array of content from slogans to full-length articles. They frequently work on advertising campaigns, creating concepts and working closely with the client’s brief. Copywriters can work for various different companies either commercial or editorial. Some may also freelance.


  • Advanced writing skills
  • Time management
  • Attention to detail
  • High levels of creativity


2. Civil service administrator

What do they do:

Civil service administrators advise the government on political issues and manage all the different government departments and agencies. They often work directly with the public, implement new policies and conduct market research. Civil service administrators could find themselves working in education, health, social welfare, tourism or finance departments.



  • Leadership
  • Communication skills
  • Good team player


3. Office Manager

What do they do:

An office manager is in charge of the smooth-running of an office or workplace. They perform a range of administrative, clerical, financial and managerial tasks such as organising meetings, conducting health and safety checks, and general admin.


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Secretarial capabilities

4. Public Relations Officer

What do they do:

PROs help to maintain a relationship between their company and the general public. They basically help to manage the brand’s reputation by using websites, television, newspapers and radio shows to promote their brand’s message. PROs can work in-house or on a consultancy basis.


  • Energy and ambition
  • Deadline orientated
  • Good written and presentation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

5. Curator

Curators organise exhibits in art galleries and museums. Their work involves buying exhibits, organising exhibitions, arranging restoration of artifacts, organising loans, indentifying items and dealing with enquiries.


  • Teamwork
  • Good research and IT skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Creativity


6. Agent/promoter

Art agents or promoters are in charge of marketing an artist in order to enhance their career. They work hard to obtain media coverage for their artists and build up a wide array of contacts. To do this they must have strong interpersonal skills.


  • Networking
  • Organisational skills
  • Administration capabilities
  • Presentation skills


Author Alice Murray

Alice Murray is a Content Creator at Jobbio with a passion for Employer Branding and Graduate Culture. She's a keen traveller and a self-proclaimed lazy runner.

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