The North Carolina Arts Council is pleased to share this list of opportunities for artists. This is a free listing service where the entries are compiled via submissions from the field and updated weekly. If you have questions about a specific opportunity, please reach out to the organization listed directly.
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If you are looking for arts-related job openings in North Carolina, the following are some resources you may find helpful.
- ARTS North Carolina
Publicizes job and internship opportunities through its membership listserv. Arts North Carolina will not post job listings that do not provide a salary range or that request candidates provide a salary history. Members may submit unlimited listings at no charge. Non-members pay $100 per listing.
- Jobs in North Carolina Government
Jobs openings are listed for all agencies within the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, including the N.C. Arts Council.
- Americans for the Arts
A service for both job seekers and arts employers. Job seekers can post their resumes and use the searchable database of nonprofit and for-profit arts management positions at organizations across the United States. For a moderate fee, employers can post a job opening and use the searchable database of online resumes to find qualified professional candidates.
- New York Foundation for the Arts
Job seekers can access listings for free and arts organizations are charged a moderate fee to post a job opening or artist opportunity.
The following is a listing of college and university programs with majors and/or minors in visual art.
Appalachian State University
BFAs in graphic design and studio; BS degrees in art education and arts management; BAs with concentrations in art history or studio.
Art & Design
BA in studio art; BFA in studio art; BS in art education.
BA in art; minor in art history.
BS in graphic design; BA and BS in studio art; minors in both.
AB in art, with emphasis in studio or art history.
BAs in art history, visual arts, or combination; minors and concentrations offered; MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts; Ph.D program in art history.
East Carolina University
BFAs in studio and art education; BAs in art and art history; MFA, with concentrations in ceramics, graphic design, illustration, metal design, painting and drawing, sculpture, textile design, and wood design; MA Ed.
Elizabeth City State University
BA in art with concentrations in K-12 education, museum studies, art therapy, and graphic design.
BA in art with concentrations in ceramics, digital art, painting, and photography; minors in art and art history.
Fayetteville State University
BA in visual arts, with concentrations in art history, ceramics, graphics, painting, and sculpture; minors offered.
BA and BFA in studio art, with concentrations in ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography.
BA or BS in art and a BA in Art Education
BAs in studio art, graphic design, art education, and pre-art therapy; minors in studio art and art history.
North Carolina A&T State University
BA in visual arts.
North Carolina Central University
BA in art with concentrations in visual communications, studio (painting/drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics), and art education.
North Carolina Community College System
There are fifty-eight community colleges around the state. Some have specialized programs in visual arts. For a complete list, visit the college map on the web site.
North Carolina State University
Bachelor of art & design with concentrations in media arts, textile design, and traditional art & design; Master of art & design with concentrations in fibers and surface design, and animation and digital imagery; Bachelor of environmental design in architecture; Bachelor of Architecture; Master of Architecture; Bachelor of graphic design; Master of graphic design; Bachelor of industrial design; Master of industrial design; Bachelor of landscape architecture; Master of landscape architecture.
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Minor in visual art.
St. Augustine’s College
BA in visual art with concentrations in studio art and graphic arts.
University of Mount Olive
BA in art with concentration in art history; BA in studio art; BFA with concentration in painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking, and intermedia; BA and BFA with K-12 licensure.
BAs in art history and studio art; BFA in studio art; BFA with art history emphasis; MFA; MA in art history; Ph.D. in art history.
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BA in art with studio focus (concentrations in ceramics, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking and drawing, sculpture, time-based arts/digital/video); BA in art with art history focus; BFA; BA and BFA with K-12 licensure; MA in arts administration; BA in architecture; Bachelor of architecture; Master of architecture.
BA in studio; BA in art history and museum studies; BFA with concentrations in painting, sculpture, design, and art education; MFA.
BAs in art and art education; MA in art education; MA in teaching with art specialization.
BAs in art history and studio art; minors offered in both.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
High school diploma with concentration in visual arts.
Wake Forest University
BA in studio art with concentrations in painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and photography/digital imagery; BA in art history; minors in studio art and art history; joint art/computer science program.
Warren Wilson College
BA in art with concentrations in sculpture/ceramics, painting/drawing, and multiples/book arts.
Western Carolina University
BA in studio art; BA in art history; BFA with concentrations in ceramics, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking and book arts, and sculpture; programs in graphic design and art education; MFA; MA Ed.; MAT with concentration in art.
Winston-Salem State University
BA in art education; BA in art with concentration in studio art and computer graphics and animation; minors in both.