Professions for Arts & Humanities

Because Arts and Humanities majors are not designed to prepare a student for a single occupational field, students have unlimited options after graduation. UC Berkeley's Career Center helps enrolled students and alumni explore their options and pursue their career goals. Here are just a few professional areas you might consider:

art design

Art and Design

Graphic design, creative direction, museums and galleries, user experience/interface design, fashion design, advertising, web design, illustration, photography

business

Business

Management, sales, public relations, communication, market research, human resources, consulting, training and development, proposal writing/management

Education

Education

Teaching, counseling, research, administration, student services, library services

Government

Government

Public affairs, research, policy analysis, translation/interpretation, foreign service, intelligence, diplomacy, law enforcement, special interest advocacy

doctors

Health & Medicine

Medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, health administration, medical and bioethics, genetic counseling

courtroom

Law & Public Policy

Corporate law, nonprofit or public interest law, mediation, lobbying

media

Media & Communications

Advertising, public relations, journalism, film, tv, radio, social media, blogging, corporate media relations

music

Music

Performing, conducting, composing/arranging, music libraries, broadcasting, audio technology, sound engineering, recording, talent acquisition, music therapy

workers

Non-profit

Administration, research, grant writing, development/fundraising, programming, volunteer coordination, youth ministry

theater

Theater & Performance

Performing, directing, set design, stage management, production, script/play/screenwriting

writing

Writing

Journalism, technical writing, creative writing, grant writing, publishing, editing, content strategy, copywriting