Art After Guilford
Art majors graduating from Guilford College have been successful in being admitted to prestigious art graduate programs including Boston University; Carnegie Mellon; Virginia Commonwealth University; University of Glasgow; Savannah College of Art and Design; New York Art Academy; University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Banks School of Education; and Columbia University, NYC. A recent ceramics graduate became a two-year core student at Penland School of Crafts, a prestigious crafts center in the mountains of NC. Graduates teach at colleges and universities and in art programs in public and private schools and community centers. They have been successful in a wide range of other art-related careers: free lance photography, frame shops, curators and staff in galleries and museums, fundraising for a college art gallery, web and graphic art designers.
Critical and creative thinking are part of all learning at Guilford and essential for all art students as they master the technical and intellectual context of the visual arts. What’s less apparent is the advantage art majors have as they prepare for any career - not just in art - through the practice and facility with with right-brained, creative, big-picture problem solving they receive in our program. These are essential skills for all college graduates as they compete in an increasingly automated, globalized economy.
Art After Guilford is an annual event in the spring semester where we invite art alums to come back and share their experiences with graduate school and art careers with current students. The Alumni Art Exchange happens every four years and is a day long event which includes a keynote speaker, panels and workshops with art alumni as well as an exhibition of alumni art in the Art Gallery.