Picture making is one of the prestigious branches of visual arts. There are countless career or job avenues that are readily available in the field of picture making. All these career opportunities provide numerous financial gains that can help learners cater for themselves and their families. Some of these wonderful job prospects have been discussed below.
Advertising consultant: He is an expert in the field of advertisement of products and services. He is usually consulted to give technical advice on the right form of advertisement to choose for a particular product or service.
Interior Decorator: He is an artist who decorates the interiors or inner parts of buildings such as homes, offices, churches and other public buildings in an artistic fashion especially during occasions like weddings etc.
Landscape Painter: He is a picture maker who make painting on canvas and other materials depicting activities on land such as market scenes, festivals etc.
Print maker: An artist who is skilled in printing and engages in the printing of projects. He implements the various printing technologies in producing prints on T-shirts, banners, cups etc.
Gallery Owner: An owner and/or caretaker of an art gallery (a room or series of rooms where works of art are exhibited). He oversees the selling and trading of the works of art in the gallery.
Curator: An art historian who serves as a custodian in charge of an art museum or centre where there is a great collection of artefacts such as paintings etc.
Computer Animator: An artist who is an expert in the use of the computer in the creation of moving pictures for making films and movies.
Cartoonist: He designs satirical or humorous pictures and scenes (cartoons) for use in magazines, journals, newspapers etc.
Book Illustrator: He makes illustrations in books to explain the printed text or content of the book.
Picture making tutor: He instructs students in the field of picture making in educational institutions.
Exhibition Designer: An artist who plans and organizes an exhibition. He is responsible for the designing of the layout and arrangement of works art at the chosen site for the exhibition.
Event Promoter: An artist who promotes events through the designing and making of visual communication tools such as banners, posters, flyers, T-shirts etc. to promote a special upcoming or ongoing event such as a sporting activity, entertainment etc.
Muralist: He paints scenes and pictures on the walls of public buildings, homes and offices as a form of decoration.
Mosaic Artist: A picture maker who composes pictures by the use of small cubes of shiny stone, glass or coloured papers assembled or arranged to form the picture.
Museum Educator: An artist who instructs people on objects and artefacts having scientific or historical or artistic value in a museum.
Portrait Artist: He draws and paints the exact likenesses of people and other sceneries. Usually such works are laminated or encased in wood or plastic frames with a glass plate to be hanged in rooms and offices as a form of decoration.
Stage Designer: He is responsible for the designing, arrangement and decoration of stage for theatrical performances in a theatre.
Product Designer: He designs products for firms and industries before they are produced.
Tourism Developer: An artist who produces artworks or joins other artists in developing a tourism base for art.
Industrial Designer: An artist who designs products for an industry. He may be employed to be in charge of all the designing of artistic products for the industry.
Colour Psychologist: An expert in colour theory who knows the psychological or mental effects of colours on people. He is consulted before some particular colours are selected for various tasks by institutions especially health and mental institutions.
Art Therapist: A person skilled in the use of art as a form of therapy or medicine for curing mentally deranged and emotionally disturbed patients.
Art Historian: An artist who is well versed in the histories concerning the arts of various groups and people across the world.
Art Critic: An expert in the critiquing or evaluation of works of art for competitions and examinations. He also reviews various works of an artist and writes detailed commentaries on each of them for publication in journals and leading newspapers.
Art Director: The director in charge of the artistic features of a theatrical production (costumes, scenery and lighting).
Art Consultant: An expert in art who is usually consulted by firms, industries and institutions to give technical advice on decisions related to art such as choice of colours, emblem or logo etc. of the institution.
Art Collector/Trader: A person who collects several artefacts and trades in them.
Art Administrator: He is a manager of the art department of an institution who is responsible for all decisions relating to art.
Archivist- A person in charge of collecting and cataloguing archives (A depository containing historical records and documents).
Enrolling in the field of picture making as a field of study is very rewarding. Senior high school students who would want to further their education in the field of art can consider reading courses in picture making since it will furnish them with the requisite skills for their career development.