Technical skills, deep observation, community collaboration and innovative research are hallmarks of Guilford's Art Department.
Art majors are able to customize their educational experience, where well-equipped studios activate and cultivate the creative process. Faculty members are constantly exploring new methods to teach students while also giving students the creative freedom they need.
The Art major engages students in the visual arts, both as creative artists and as learners of multiple philosophical and art historical perspectives. The program emphasizes training in observation, technical application of skills, development of conceptual depth and the resolution of imagery for presentation to an audience.
Focus areas for the Art major include Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramics and Photography. Minors are available in these concentrations, as well as in Art History, Design and Experience Design. Study abroad options, senior thesis and internships at local galleries offer a wide range of hands-on learning.