The Sims Bustin' Out The Sims 2: University The Sims 2 (console)


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' Out[edit | edit source]

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

Cooking 0 Mechanical 0 Charisma 0
Body 0 Logic 0 Creativity 0
15:00 - 20:00
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Friends requirement 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

Cooking 0 Mechanical 0 Charisma 0
Body 0 Logic 0 Creativity 2
9:00 - 16:00
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Friends requirement 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

Cooking 0 Mechanical 0 Charisma 0
Body 0 Logic 0 Creativity 5
9:00 - 15:00
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Friends requirement 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

Cooking 0 Mechanical 2 Charisma 0
Body 0 Logic 0 Creativity 6
8:00 - 16:00
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Friends requirement 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

Cooking 0 Mechanical 5 Charisma 0
Body 0 Logic 0 Creativity 8
7:00 - 14:00
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Friends requirement 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

Cooking 0 Mechanical 5 Charisma 0
Body 4 Logic 0 Creativity 8
11:00 - 20:00
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Friends requirement 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

Cooking 0 Mechanical 5 Charisma 2
Body 5 Logic 0 Creativity 10
12:00 - 21:00
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Friends requirement 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

Cooking 0 Mechanical 5 Charisma 7
Body 7 Logic 0 Creativity 10
11:00 - 18:00
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Friends requirement 6
§700/day
9) Gallery Owner
You were hot as an artist? Now they'll find out what hot REALLY means! By controlling who and what gets shown, you control what and who gets known, Pure unadulterated POWER!

Bonus: §?

Cooking 0 Mechanical 5 Charisma 10
Body 7 Logic 4 Creativity 10
17:00 - 2:00
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Friends requirement 8
§1,100/day
10) Museum Director
Your appointment to museum director has solidified your stranglehold on culture, on society and on creativity. And that's exactly how you intend to keep it. If they don't agree with your tastes... they can always emigrate!

Bonus: §?

Cooking 0 Mechanical 5 Charisma 10
Body 7 Logic 4 Creativity 10
10:00 - 15:00
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Friends requirement 8
§1,400/day

The Sims 2: University[edit | edit source]

Art.png 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 Creativity 0
07:00 - 14:00
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Mechanical 0
Cooking 0
§231/day Charisma 0
No bonus Friends requirement 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 Creativity 1
11:00 - 18:00
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Mechanical 0
Cooking 0
§357/day Charisma 0
Bonus: §714 Friends requirement 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 Creativity 3
09:00 - 16:00
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Mechanical 2
Cooking 0
§483/day Charisma 0
Bonus: §966 Friends requirement 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 Creativity 4
10:00 - 17:00
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Mechanical 3
Cooking 1
§630/day Charisma 0
Bonus: §1,260 Friends requirement 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 Creativity 5
08:00 - 15:00
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Mechanical 4
Cooking 2
§808/day Charisma 3
Bonus: §1,616 Friends requirement 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 Creativity 5
14:00 - 21:00
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Mechanical 5
Cooking 3
§1,339/day Charisma 4
Bonus: §2,678 Friends requirement 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 Creativity 6
10:00 - 17:00
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Mechanical 6
Cooking 3
§1,785/day Charisma 6
Bonus: §3,570 Friends requirement 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 Creativity 7
12:00 - 19:00
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Mechanical 7
Cooking 4
§2,232/day Charisma 7
Bonus: §4,464 Friends requirement 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 Creativity 9
10:00 - 17:00
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Mechanical 8
Cooking 5
§2,625/day Charisma 7
Bonus: §5,250 Friends requirement 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 Creativity 10
13:00 - 18:00
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Mechanical 8
Cooking 6
§4,549/day Charisma 7
Bonus: §9,098 Friends requirement 13

Adult Chance Cards[edit | edit source]

For more information on Chance Cards in The Sims 2, see Chance card.


Art.png 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.png +§500
15% chance
Failure:
Got Fined.png Lose a day's pay (§357)
84% chance
Tone It Down Success:
Earned Money.png +§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/She could either take his/her issue up with the editor or do something about it himself/herself and pencil in some of his/her own work. Talk About It Success:
Creativity Skill +1
85% chance
Failure:
Fired Get Fired
14% chance
Draw Own Style Success:
Earned Money.png +§5,000
14% chance
Failure:
Got Fined.png 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/she needs? Use Oil Paint Success:
Earned Money.png +§10,000
15% chance
Failure:
Fired Get Fired
84% chance
Find Chemicals Success:
Earned Money.png +§10,000
84% chance
Failure:
Got Fined.png -§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:
Big Bonus +§50,000
15% chance
Failure:
Got Fined.png -§50,000
84% chance
Refer Success:
Big Bonus +§50,000
Charisma Skill +2
84% chance
Failure:
Demotion 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:
Big Bonus +§100,000
85% chance
Failure:
Got Fined.png -§10,000
14% chance
Quick Sketch Success:
Big Bonus +§100,000
14% chance
Failure:
Got Fined.png -§10,000
Charisma Skill -2
85% chance

The Sims 2 (console)[edit | edit source]

The Art career track is available in The Sims 2 (console).

Paint an Easel.png Art Career Levels
1) Nude Model
-No Description- Mechanical 0 Charisma 0 Creativity 0
14:00 - 18:00
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Friends requirement 0
§126/day
Promotion Bonus: None
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. Mechanical 0 Charisma 0 Creativity 0
09:00 - 14:00
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Friends requirement 0
§154/day
Promotion Bonus: §308
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 Simoleons! Better make some new friends and find a way out of this rip off! Mechanical 1 Charisma 0 Creativity 0
09:00 - 15:00
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Friends requirement 0
§210/day
Promotion Bonus: §420
4) Museum Guard
Your art world connection scored you a great job at the art museum! Now you can stare at your favorite painting for hours and hours and hours and hours and hey...that painting isn't so great... Mechanical 1 Charisma 1 Creativity 0
10:00 - 15:00
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Friends requirement 0
§252/day
Promotion Bonus: §504
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! Mechanical 1 Charisma 2 Creativity 1
11:00 - 16:00
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Friends requirement 2
§385/day
Promotion Bonus: §770
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. Mechanical 3 Charisma 2 Creativity 1
18:00 - 01:00
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Friends requirement 4
§392/day
Promotion Bonus: §784
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! Mechanical 4 Charisma 2 Creativity 2
11:00 - 17:00
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Friends requirement 5
§613/day
Promotion Bonus: §1,226
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 life of every party you attend! Keep sharpening your tongue and your image, if you want to stay on top. Mechanical 4 Charisma 3 Creativity 3
14:00 - 19:00
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Friends requirement 7
§788/day
Promotion Bonus: §1,576
9) Gallery Owner
You were hot as an artist? Now they'll find out what hot REALLY means!. By controlling who and what gets shown, you control what and who gets known. Pure unadulterated POWER! Mechanical 4 Charisma 4 Creativity 4
10:00 - 15:00
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Friends requirement 10
§933/day
Promotion Bonus: §1,866
10) Museum Director
Your appointment to museum director has solidified your stranglehold on the culture, on society and on creativity. And that's exactly how you intend to keep it. If they don't agree with your tastes...they can always emigrate! Mechanical 4 Charisma 5 Creativity 5
11:00 - 15:00
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Friends requirement 13
§1,500/day
Promotion Bonus: §3,000

The Sims 2: Pets (console)[edit | edit source]

Arts & Crafts is a career track in The Sims 2: Pets (console).

Arts & Crafts.png Arts & Crafts Career Levels
1) Paste Wrangler
-No Description- S M T W T F S Mechanical 0
14:00 - 18:00
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Charisma 0
Creativity 0
§145/day Friends requirement 0
Bonus: None
2) Brush Washer
Fortunately, the paste from your earlier job has permanently sealed your hands with a protective chemical residue, forever protecting you from the elements (and all human feeling). As a result, the oil based solvents used in brush washing will create only a painful burning sensation. S M T W T F S Mechanical 0
09:00 - 14:00
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Charisma 0
Creativity 1
§203/day Friends requirement 0
Bonus: §406
3) Sign Painter
Finally, a role to exercise your artistic spirit. Small towns enjoy reading rustic signs that contain quaint misspellings like "fresh gote" or " live baite". Your eye for detail and steady brush work are destined to get you noticed in this prolific field of creative misspelling. S M T W T F S Mechanical 1
09:00 - 15:00
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Charisma 0
Creativity 2
§269/day Friends requirement 0
Bonus: §538
4) Mural Painter
This job is more than just painting on public spaces legally. It is about social emancipation. Famous murals have functioned as an important means of communication for members of socially divided communities in times of conflict. They are an effective tool in establishing a dialogue and this advancing society. It also pays better than barn painting S M T W T F S Mechanical 2
10:00 - 15:00
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Charisma 1
Creativity 2
§345/day Friends requirement 0
Bonus: §690
5) Prom Decorator
It's time to make a name for yourself in the high visibility job of prom decorating. Whether the prom's theme is "Under the Sea", "Over the Stars", or "In the Ditch", it is your job to make prom night a night to remember. In the off-season, you will work in the school office filing paper clips alphabetically. S M T W T F S Mechanical 2
11:00 - 16:00
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Charisma 2
Creativity 2
§489/day Friends requirement 2
Bonus: §978
6) Assistant Art Teacher
All of your talents and previous experience have clearly impressed someone. You now get to organize paste and clean brushes at the same time. Does any living person deserve this much happiness? Yes. You deserve this happiness. You have earned it. S M T W T F S Mechanical 3
18:00 - 01:00
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Charisma 2
Creativity 3
§697/day Friends requirement 4
Bonus: §1,394
7) Art Teacher
You now get to spend your days teaching students how to express themselves (in accordance with government regulation) with (government approved) oils, acrylics, and inks. You will then present your students' (government approved) art at the annual country fair for a (government sanctioned) art contest. This year's theme: the superiority of our leaders. S M T W T F S Mechanical 3
11:00 - 17:00
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Charisma 3
Creativity 4
§901/day Friends requirement 5
Bonus: §1,802
8) Arts Council Member
The Arts Council is ostensibly about approving and promoting the community's artistic values. In actuality, the art council gives unemployed men and women a venue for expressing their Napoleonic impulses through the filter of official government business. S M T W T F S Mechanical 4
14:00 - 19:00
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Charisma 3
Creativity 5
§1,113/day Friends requirement 7
Bonus: §2,226
9) Arts Council Chairperson
During your tenure as arts council member, your proposal to make paste out of recycled mayonnaise earned you instant respect and credibility. You have now been elected to Arts Council Chairperson, where you may use your considerable power to promote your own ideas. S M T W T F S Mechanical 4
10:00 - 15:00
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Charisma 4
Creativity 8
§1,521/day Friends requirement 9
Bonus: §3,042
10) Art Gallery Owner
What gets hung where? Are non-paying customers allowed to use the bathroom? These are just some of the important decisions you will make as owner of your very own art gallery. And business couldn't be better ever since that new Chowder Shack moved next door. Those Chowder Shacks sure do bring in the foot traffic. S M T W T F S Mechanical 4
11:00 - 15:00
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Charisma 5
Creativity 10
§1,924/day Friends requirement 11
Bonus: §3,848

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