What Kind of Artistic Career Should You Pursue?

Are you meant to be a film director? A writer? Fashion designer? Take this quiz to find out!

Jessica Anne McCain
Created by Jessica Anne McCain
On Mar 29, 2017

Okay, first question: What is your opinion of this piece of abstract art?

What is usually your favorite part of any film?

What is your favorite movie?

Quick! Without thinking, pick an object!

Pick a morning beverage. Believe us, this is important.

How do you feel when you hear these words? Oscar de la Renta. Gucci. Vera Wang. Fashion Week. Project Runway. Vogue.

Can you sing? Be honest.

Do you like to read?

How do you feel at the thought of being the object of attention for huge crowds of people and for long periods of time?

How do you feel about exercise?

Choose your favorite of these sentences.

Besides marrying your loved one, for your wedding, what was/will be your favorite part?

From the environments presented below, pick the one that you feel the most drawn towards.

If you were standing in front of this setting right now, what would be your first artistic instinct in trying to depict it for another person?

Pick a stack of something to look through.

First thoughts when you look at this picture?

Pick a picture of something! Hurry! Before you over-think it!

Last question: Do you enjoy working with people?

You should be a director!

You should be a director!

You should be the kind of artist who tells other artists what to do. You know -- actors, film score composers, screenwriters, cinematographers, costume designers, set designers -- all of those separate art domains. As a director, you must have the ability to put together all of these other art forms in order to create an entirely new piece of art, hopefully one that will win you that Oscar. Whether you're doing screen or stage, it matters not. You're the leader of the arts, the shot caller, the king/queen of creativity, so get your camera ready and start making films!

You should be a writer!

You should be a writer!

Your art lies with the pen, my friend. Or keyboard. Either way, as someone with an imagination as in depth as yours, you shouldn't be surprised that this was your result. When you look at the world around you -- some see symbolic photos, some see places to dance -- YOU see stories. And characters. And plots. It's why you love reading. It's why you'll love writing. Nothing is better than a gorgeously written sentence that livens your senses and sparks your curiosity. Interesting characters and engaging plots are two of the greatest things in the world to you. So get your pen ready, grab a few scraps of paper and get to work on that novel, poem, screenplay, play, or short story. You have a long way to go, but you know it's totally worth it.

You should be an artist!

You should be an artist!

What kind of artist should you be? Why an artist, of course! Painter, sculptor, sketch artist, storyboard artist -- your career possibilities are endless! Unlike dancers and actors, you need to make something tangible for people to look at and appreciate. Instead of being the thing that they gaze at, you will create the things they gaze at. Hopefully, one day, your work will be in an important art museum, or become a beautiful landmark in a great city somewhere.

You should be a musician!

You should be a musician!

Singer. Composer. Rapper. Songwriter. Drummer. Guitarist. DJ - the choice is yours. But you definitely belong in the field of music somewhere! If music is the art form that you surround yourself with the most, if playing an instrument or singing a song soothes your soul and makes you feel alive, then find your musical mojo and get on the road to melodic expression!

You should be a fashion designer!

You should be a fashion designer!

Some might not consider fashion to be an art field, but you know better, because you are a true fashionista! Fashion is artistic expression through clothing. One perfect outfit can convey a person's emotions, personality and even beliefs. With this in mind, you know that the freedom to express that is important. You know that clothes are important to our cultures and sense of being. You need the world of fashion to feel complete, so what are you waiting for?

You should be a photographer!

You should be a photographer!

Your best career path is in capturing art from the real world around you. Most people look at a picture of an abandoned lawn chair and see an abandoned lawn chair. You look and see a representation of a particular human being's life. You see art where others can't, and that is a gift my friend, a gift that says you should be a Lens Lover!

You should be an actor!

You should be an actor!

Acting is the one art where the art itself is in becoming another person. With your art, you can live a thousand lives, become the face of many great characters who will last throughout the ages and be loved by the millions who will watch you. Sounds like a dream, right? So you got two options: the stage or the screen. If it's the stage you love, your best option is New York City. If it's the screen you crave, get your butt on over to Hollywood. And when you get there, start memorizing those lines because you have a lot of work to do if you want to make it in show business! Have fun becoming the next Julia Roberts!

You should be a dancer!

You should be a dancer!

Much like the actor, you love to create art with one thing - your body. If moving, swaying, jumping, strutting, twirling, stepping and shaking are the things that make you feel alive, then this is the art field for you, so lace up those dancing shoes, hit the gym, hit the studio, drink plenty of water and you'll have the body and career of a dancer in no time!