Career Opportunities

Where can the National Art School take you?

The NAS Bachelor of Fine Art degree is designed to develop highly skilled arts practitioners who can work independently or collaboratively across a variety of professional roles.

An emphasis upon the development of studio skills and independent practice means BFA graduates are highly suited to a range of specialist and generalist careers in the visual arts.

In addition to working as artists and curators, our graduates may work in the related fields of arts administration, the museums and galleries sector, arts marketing and sales, arts policy and consultancy and a broad range of technical or arts production roles.

Increasingly fine arts graduates will develop a ‘portfolio career’ combining their independent art practice with these related professional roles or in combination with roles in completely different occupational fields.

Many BFA graduates use their degree as the basis for entry into a specialist postgraduate degrees such as Arts Management or Education that provide a range of professional qualifications and career paths.