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Arts Related Careers

Why Major in Psychology?

A psychology background can be useful in the arts.  Understanding perceptual processes, individual differences in emotion and mental health can help students plan and create works that speak to various issues or feelings.  The use of creative works can be very effective therapeutic tools.  Psychology majors may work as performers, as administrators or as therapists.

Sample job titles with a bachelor's degree

Museum Display Creator
Singer
Dancer
Painter
Violinist

Sample job titles with a master's degree

Art Therapist
Music Therapist

Sample job titles with a doctoral degree

Professor

Special Considerations:  Students who plan to pursue  professions in the arts should take relevant courses (and maybe earn a minor) from Art, Art History, Dance, Music or Museum Studies.