What To Do When Failing Your Art Degree?

You have already failed or are about to fail your art degree and want to know what steps to take in the future?

While failing a degree is not nice at all, it still gives you the opportunity to try many new things.

In fact, the end of one chapter is just the start of the next one and if you stick with your goals, you can still achieve a lot in life.

I just want to give you some ideas regarding what you may want to consider doing after quitting your art degree so you can decide for yourself whether you like one of those ideas or rather want to go for a completely different career path.

Everything is up to you and you have to do what’s in your best interest.

Without further ado, let’s get right into it!

Academic Alternatives To An Arts Degree

  1. Architecture Degree
  2. Journalism Degree
  3. Fashion Design Degree
  4. Education Degree
  5. Philosophy Degree

Architecture Degree

In case you fail your art degree, one option would be to go for an architecture degree since you might be able to be pretty creative in your job and can also make really decent money as an architect.

Journalism Degree

If you love working with people and also want to be on the road quite often, you may also want to consider a journalism degree since you might be able to travel the country and even the world when hunting for the latest news.

Fashion Design Degree

If you want to apply your art knowledge, studying fashion design and becoming a professional fashion designer may also be an interesting way to go for you since you would be able to be pretty creative and may even become famous in the long run if you are really good at what you are doing.

Education Degree

In case you love helping out others and want to share your experience with other people, you may also want to consider an education degree and becoming a teacher later on.

Philosophy Degree

If you like thinking about life and the big questions everyone of us has in mind, you may also want to make the switch from your arts degree to a philosophy degree.

However, please note that while this might be fulfilling, your job prospects will often not be great.

As you can see, there are some academic alternatives to an art degree.

If you don’t want to enroll for another degree anymore and rather want to do something practical, I also listed some non-academic alternatives for you in the following chapter.

Non-Academic Alternatives To An Arts Degree

  1. Musician
  2. Fundraiser
  3. Marketer
  4. Realtor
  5. Influencer


If you are a rather creative person, you may also want to try becoming a professional musician and combine your art skills with your musical talent.


If you are really good at dealing and communicating with people and also have an open and convincing attitude, you may also want to consider a career as a fundraiser since you could do good for many important social projects.


If you know about digital marketing and how to sell stuff, you may still want to stay in the art business and sell your own art on various channels.

You may also want to start a social media channel to promote your work so you can build an audience and selling your work will become much easier once you have built a certain reputation.


If you want to use your talent and interest in art in a different manner, you may also want to consider a career as a realtor since you could use your imagination to make homes attractive to potential buyers and may be able to use your visual knowledge for home staging.


If you are an open person who wants to become popular or even famous, you may also want to consider a career as an influencer and may be able to make lots of money through sponsorship deals and similar things.

What Should You Do If You Fail Your Art Degree?

While you could switch to an architecture degree or try your luck getting a fashion degree in case you fail your arts degree, there are also some non-academic alternatives like becoming an influencer or using your art skills in various other industries according to your individual preferences.



Own research and interviews.

About the author

My name is Andreas and my mission is to educate people about the different career paths that are possible in our current state of the world.

In my opinion, people often make the mistake to choose their profession solely based on how much money they can earn from it instead of doing what makes them really happy.

This is quite sad and I just want to give people a more objective picture of what a fulfilling career could look like.

I did the same when I started working in consulting after finishing my Master’s degree in Economics.

However, I’ve quit pretty soon after that since I haven’t found true meaning in my job.

Now I can do what I really love to do and I want to enable as many other people as well to go this exciting path towards happiness instead of money.

I conducted various interviews with employees to give you a good impression of what working in different fields will look like and that you can make the best possible decision regarding your future career choice.

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