Department of Art

After Montevallo

The University of Montevallo is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). A degree in Art prepares students for a variety of paths depending on their interests and focus. Here are some examples of what our graduates are doing now.

Drema Montgomery

Drema Montgomery, 2012

BFA, Drawing, and  Ceramics

  • Artist and Illustrator
  • MFA, University of Georgia
  • Assistant Professor of Art Piedmont College, GA

Isaac Lee Nunn

Isaac Lee Nunn, 2015

BFA, Graphic Design & Photography

  • Founder & CEO at SubUrban Creative
  • Freelance photography for Meredith Corporation
  • Birmingham, Alabama

Sabrina Abrego

Sabrina Abrego, 2012

BFA, Drawing

  • Illustrator and author
  • The Sprite and the Gardener, 2021 (Oni Press)
  • Grace Needs Space, 2023 (Random House)

Animator (Boom! Studios)

  • Steven Universe
  • Seen! Rachel Carson
  • Adventure Time Comics

Lauren Gowins

Lauren Gowins, 2015

BS in Graphic Design, Minor in Public Relations

Garrett Moore


Garrett Moore, 2015

BS, Graphic Design

Lindsay Dyess

Lindsay Dyess, 2012

BFA, Painting

  • Shelby County Arts Council Arts and Education Manager
  • Owner of Lindsay Dyess Art Etsy Shop

Robby Wise


Robby Wise, 2016

BFA, Sculpture & New Media

  • Exhibit Graphic Designer at McWane Science Center
  • Recent exhibitions at Space One Eleven, Birmingham AL & Lowe Mill Arts, Huntsville, AL

Ashton Huffstetler

Ashton Huffstetler, 2016

  • BFA, Painting
  • M.ED., 2019
  • Art teacher
  • Buckhorn High School, Huntsville, AL

Megan Gulland

Megan Gulland, 2007

BFA in Ceramics and Painting

MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology

Owner, The Kiln Studio & Gallery
Fairhope, Alabama

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Careers in Art

Our educational experiences prepare you for a career in art, design, art education, art history, or galleries. We’ll help you develop into an independent, culturally aware artist who is ready to take their place in the art world. Some career possibilities include

3D Studies
  • CAD/CAM & 3D Modeling
  • Bench Jeweler
  • Jewelry Industry designer
  • Public Artist
  • Fabricator
  • Museum Display Fabricator/Sculptor
  • Set Design
Computer Animation and Digital Art
  • Fine Art
  • Gaming
  • Advertising
  • Film and Television
  • Visual effects
  • Medical visualization
  • Architectural visualization
  • Commercial production
  • Product development
  • Film
  • App Development
Drawing, Painting
  • Illustration
  • Advertising
  • Positions at Artist Residency Program
  • Positions in art museums
  • Studio Assistant
  • Muralist, public art
  • Fine arts/exhibition
  • Commercial photography
  • Journalism
  • Documentary/Magazine photography
  • Commercial printing
  • Fine printing
  • Poster artist
  • Master printer
Art History and Museum Studies
  • Education
  • Research
  • Museum and gallery positions
  • Artist
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Cultural institutions
  • Non-profits and arts advocacy
  • Museums public programming
  • Museum education
  • Arts administration
Art Education
  • Teaching: K-12

With appropriate graduate study:

  • Art Therapy
  • Teaching and facilitation in institutional settings
  • Work with nonprofits, advocacy
Design and Illustration
  • Poster Artist
  • Brand Identity Developer
  • Logo Designer
  • Medical or Scientific Illustrator
  • 3-D Illustrator
  • Book Cover Designer
  • Cover Page Illustrator
  • Book or Magazine Designer
  • Layout Artist
  • Newspaper Designer or Illustrator
  • Children’s Book Author or Illustrator
  • Graphic Novel or Comic Artist
  • Editorial or Political Cartoonist
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Environmental Designer
  • Type Designer, Signage Designer
  • Package Designer
  • Infographic Designer
  • Web Designer, Web Illustrator
  • Interactive Media Designer
  • Motion Graphic Designer
  • Games Character Developer
  • Film Title Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • Visual Journalist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Background Painter
  • Color Key Artist
  • Texture Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Digital Painter
  • Creative Director or Art Director
  • Advertising Artist
  • Printing industry, graphic production specialist