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Not to be confused with Artistic.

The Artist career track is found in the University expansion pack for The Sims 2. It is only available to college graduates, so it does not have a Teen/Elder track. If Apartment Life is installed, Bohemians are likely to work in this career track. The Career reward for this career track is the Luminous Pro Antique Camera. The college majors associated with this career are Art and History.

The Sims Bustin' OutEdit

Artist Career Levels
1) Artist's Model
It's awkward at first, but you'll get used to it. In fact, there is something true and inspiring about the human figure...especially yours. Chat up the art students and maybe you can score a better paying gig.

Bonus: None

Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 0 Skill Charisma 0
Skill Body 0 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 0
15:00 - 20:00
15002000
Friend 0
§100/day
2) House Painter
Well the pay isn't much better, and the work is harder, but at least you're getting to paint! Get CREATIVE with those brushes and rollers and imagine your own masterpieces as you slap on another coat of weather-all latex.

Bonus: §260

Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 0 Skill Charisma 0
Skill Body 0 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 2
9:00 - 16:00
09001600
Friend 0
§130/day
3) Studio Assistant
Now you get to work with a REAL artist! Well, at least you get to clean up after them...and mix their paints...and paint their paintings...Hey! You're doing all the work and they're getting all the money! Better make some new friends and find a way out of this rip off!

Bonus: §380

Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 0 Skill Charisma 0
Skill Body 0 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 5
9:00 - 15:00
09001500
Friend 1
§190/day
4) Museum Guard
Your art world connection scored you a great job at the art mueseum! Now you can stare at your favorite painting for hours and hours and hours and hours and hey...that painting isn't so great...

Bonus: §500

Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 2 Skill Charisma 0
Skill Body 0 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 6
8:00 - 16:00
08001600
Friend 2
§250/day
5) Studio Artist
You're finally selling enough work to support yourself, but just barely. Work on your style, your technique and most importantly...this is KEY...making more friends. One day, you'll be famous!

Bonus: §650

Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 5 Skill Charisma 0
Skill Body 0 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 6
7:00 - 14:00
07001400
Friend 3
§325/day
6) Resident Artist
Your longwinded art manifesto made quite an impression! A local corporation has hired you as their "resident artist" to soften up their harsh image. Work on your BODY to perfect your controversial anti-corporate performance pieces.

Bonus: §800

Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 5 Skill Charisma 0
Skill Body 4 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 8
11:00 - 20:00
11002000
Friend 4
§400/day
7) Art Critic
Your friend enjoyed your insulting critiques of the current art scene so much, she hired you as art critic for her magazine! Charm the art world with your pen, as well as your palette, and you'll be the next big thing!

Bonus: §1100

Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 5 Skill Charisma 2
Skill Body 5 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 10
12:00 - 21:00
12002100
Friend 5
§550/day
8) L'Enfant Terrible
Your work is so "art-smart," it puts everyone else to shame! The politics, the humor, the IRONY! And you're the like of every party you attend! Keep sharpening your tongue and image, if you want to stay on top.

Bonus: §1400

Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 5 Skill Charisma 7
Skill Body 7 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 10
11:00 - 18:00
11001800
Friend 6
§700/day

The Sims 2: UniversityEdit

Art Artist Career Levels
1) Canvas Stretcher
At the bottom rung of the art world, you make sure every piece of canvas sold at Dave's Art Emporium is stretched tight over its frame. But it's no dead end: you're allowed to watercolor on leftover canvases, and you're able to build up some charisma and make artsy friends while ringing up purchases for the clientele. S M T W T F S Skill Creativity 0
07:00 - 14:00
07001400
Skill Mechanical 0
Skill Cooking 0
§231/day Skill Charisma 0
No bonus Friend 0
2) Street Caricaturist
Welcome to the streets of SimCity! With some charcoal pencils you bought at Dave's Art Emporium, you're all set to do caricatures of Sims passing by on the main drag. It's a great opportunity to meet some new people and develop contacts you'll need later on. S M T W T F S Skill Creativity 1
11:00 - 18:00
11001800
Skill Mechanical 0
Skill Cooking 0
§357/day Skill Charisma 0
Bonus: §714 Friend 0
3) Souvenir Whittler
Mr. Big, who runs the "Lucille, Largest Llama in the World" roadside attraction, hires you to whittle souvenir llamas for visitors who make the trek out to see Lucille. Even though you're a tool of the tourist trade, you have fun designing a caricature of each tourist or their favorite political figure on each wooden llama. S M T W T F S Skill Creativity 3
09:00 - 16:00
09001600
Skill Mechanical 2
Skill Cooking 0
§483/day Skill Charisma 0
Bonus: §966 Friend 1
4) Comic Book Penciller
One of your dream jobs is to work on a comic book, and this isn't just any comic, it's SpiderSim! You're making more contacts in the art biz, and throwing some dinner parties will show off your culinary expertise and win you even more friends. S M T W T F S Skill Creativity 4
10:00 - 17:00
10001700
Skill Mechanical 3
Skill Cooking 1
§630/day Skill Charisma 0
Bonus: §1,260 Friend 2
5) Wedding Photographer
Fabulous! Your network of great relationships is paying off as you become the most requested wedding photographer in SimCity. Keep developing your creativity with a camera, and you'll have a great portfolio if you choose to move into fashion photography later on. S M T W T F S Skill Creativity 5
08:00 - 15:00
08001500
Skill Mechanical 4
Skill Cooking 2
§808/day Skill Charisma 3
Bonus: §1,616 Friend 4
6) Art Forger
Tired of making small potatoes as an honest artist, you've gone down the slippery slope into a life of crime forging famous artworks. Even so, you need to develop even more contacts in order to quickly find buyers for your fakes. S M T W T F S Skill Creativity 5
14:00 - 21:00
14002100
Skill Mechanical 5
Skill Cooking 3
§1,339/day Skill Charisma 4
Bonus: §2,678 Friend 5
7) Fashion Photographer
Rod Ralloway, a world-famous model for SimStyle Magazine, hears of your expertise and calls you one day when his favorite photographer is sick. You get a chance to build a career snapping shots of some of the most beautiful Sims in the city, but remember to keep in touch with your friends. S M T W T F S Skill Creativity 6
10:00 - 17:00
10001700
Skill Mechanical 6
Skill Cooking 3
§1,785/day Skill Charisma 6
Bonus: §3,570 Friend 8
8) Acclaimed Muralist
Murals! Murals! Murals! You abhor the sight of a blank wall or ceiling in any public space. Your passion is to create eye-catching murals on all spare surfaces to brighten up SimCity, and luckily, an anonymous but wealthy patron is footing the bill. S M T W T F S Skill Creativity 7
12:00 - 19:00
12001900
Skill Mechanical 7
Skill Cooking 4
§2,232/day Skill Charisma 7
Bonus: §4,464 Friend 9
9) Conceptual Artist
As your art becomes even more conceptual and abstract, you need more interpretations and advice from your friends to strengthen your ideas. Invite them to parties and show off your work at the same time. S M T W T F S Skill Creativity 9
10:00 - 17:00
10001700
Skill Mechanical 8
Skill Cooking 5
§2,625/day Skill Charisma 7
Bonus: §5,250 Friend 10
10) Visionary
You are now a "living legend." Your thoughts and artistic works influence millions and appear in galleries, news magazines and on thought-provoking billboards around the world. S M T W T F S Skill Creativity 10
13:00 - 18:00
13001800
Skill Mechanical 8
Skill Cooking 6
§4,549/day Skill Charisma 7
Bonus: §9,098 Friend 13

Adult Chance CardsEdit

For more information on Chance Cards in The Sims 2, see Chance card.
Art Artist Chance Cards
1) Canvas Stretcher
No chance cards for this level
2) Street Caricaturist
While sitting on his/her plastic bucket, charcoal pencils in hand, <Sim> is approached by a notable SimCity socialite, notable not only for her involvement in a number of respected charities, but for possessing a nose of such grand proportions that it borders on caricature itself. The woman asks <Sim> to do a caricature, and <Sim> has to decide whether to go for it and sketch the nose in all of its glory, or tone it down a bit out of respect. Go For It Success:
Earned Money +§500
15% chance
Failure:
Got Fined Lose a day's pay (§357)
84% chance
Tone It Down Success:
Earned Money +§3,000
84% chance
Failure:
No Penalty
15% chance
3) Souvenir Whittler
No chance cards for this level
4) Comic Book Penciller
While sitting at his/her desk, sketching out the latest cells of SpiderSim issue #172, <Sim> has a revelation about how women are portrayed in comic books. He/She realizes it's high time that the female form be realistically represented, instead of continually being exaggerated in often gravity defying ways. <Sim> decides that something must be done. He could either take his issue up with the editor or do something about it himself and pencil in some of his own work. Talk About It Success:
Skill Creativity +1
85% chance
Failure:
Got Fired Get Fired
14% chance
Draw Own Style Success:
Earned Money +§5,000
14% chance
Failure:
Got Fined Lose a day's pay (§630)
85% chance
5) Wedding Photographer
No chance cards for this level
6) Art Forger
"Large Clam on the Surface of Mars," a master oil painting, normally displayed in the University's art wing, has been stolen. <Sim> plans to forge the famous work and sell it on the black market before the real piece surfaces. He/She has only a few hours, but is out of the chemicals he/she needs to age the oil paints. Should <Sim> proceed with untreated oils or take the time to find and buy the rare chemical he needs? Use Oil Paint Success:
Earned Money +§10,000
15% chance
Failure:
Got Fired Get Fired
84% chance
Find Chemicals Success:
Earned Money +§10,000
84% chance
Failure:
Got Fined -§1,000
15% chance
7) Fashion Photographer
No chance cards for this level
8) Acclaimed Muralist
<Sim> been commissioned to paint an Italian fresco on the ceiling of one of SimCity's most notorious crime family's home. The price is certainly right, but he's/she's a bit worried about associating with such a high profile known criminal. Should he/she take the job or refer the family to one of his/her colleagues? Take Job Success:
Got a Big Bonus +§50,000
15% chance
Failure:
Got Fined -§50,000
84% chance
Refer Success:
Got a Big Bonus +§50,000
Skill Charisma +2
84% chance
Failure:
Got Demoted Demoted to Fashion Photographer
15% chance
9) Conceptual Artist
No chance cards for this level
10) Visionary
In celebration of one of his/her proteges' latest works, <Sim> has offered to take a large group of artists and academics out to lunch at one of SimCity's finest restaurants. Over a dozen are in attendance, and eating and drinking their fill. By the time the check comes, the group has rung up quite a bill, even for <Sim>'s standards. Should <Sim> pay the bill, or whip up a quick sketch for the proprietor as payment for the meal? Pay Bill Success:
Got a Big Bonus +§100,000
85% chance
Failure:
Got Fined -§10,000
14% chance
Quick Sketch Success:
Got a Big Bonus +§100,000
14% chance
Failure:
Got Fined -§10,000
Skill Charisma -2
85% chance

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Level Name Hours Pay Mechanical Charisma Creativity Friends
1 Nude Model 2pm - 6pm §126 N/A N/A N/A 0
2 House Painter 9am - 2pm §154 N/A N/A N/A 0
3 Studio Artist 9am - 3pm §210 1 N/A N/A 0
4 Museum Guard 10am - 5pm §252 1 1 N/A 1
5 Studio Assistant 11am - 4pm §385 1 2 1 2
6 Art Critic 11am - 4pm §392 3 2 2 4
7 Resident Artist 6pm - 1pm §615 4 2 2 5
8 L'Enfant Terrible 2pm - 7pm §788 4 3 3 7
9 Gallery Owner 10am - 3pm §933 4 4 4 10
10 Museum Director 11am - 3pm §1,500 4 5 5 13

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