How to Become a Court Artist

Court Artist Job Description

Courtroom artists are responsible for sketching scenes from within a courtroom during a trial or other court proceedings. The court artist must create drawings of  the parties involved in the case as well as the emotions and atmosphere of particular moments



Typical Job Duties

• Capture key moments of court proceedings

• Liaise with media outlets

• May show up to trials and ask guards for permission to sketch trials

• Use pencils and other mediums to create sketches of individuals and scenes during trial proceedings

• Ensure not to interfere with or disrupt court proceedings



Scholarships for Becoming a Court Artist

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Court Artist. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Fine Arts Scholarships page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Court Artist. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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