Artists

(NOC 5136)
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What do Artists do?

Painters, sculptors and other visual artists create original paintings, drawings, sculptures, engravings and other artistic works.

How to become: Artists

People in this group usually have a university degree, college diploma or other post-secondary specialized training in their area of work. Many recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree or a community college diploma.

Creative ability and talent, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, and knowledge of the safe use of materials, tools and equipment are required. Art programs are offered at universities, colleges and private art schools.

A college diploma in fine arts techniques may be required.

Art instructors and teachers may be required to have a university degree or college diploma in a field related to art.

Where to study for a career as: Artists

Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Visual Arts - Studio Art Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
General Arts and Science - Introduction to Fine Art Certificate
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Fine Arts Studio Diploma; Online
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Alberta University of the Arts
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Master of Fine Arts Master
Drawing Bachelor
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Fine Arts - Studio Practice Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Honours Arts Co-op Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Artists make?

Low:
$31,200
Average:
$52,000
High:
$93,600

Job openings for Artists

Job Seekers:
24,700
Job Openings:
27,400