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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.

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Majors and Minors

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Alex Gringow '01
Art Major, Studio Art
  • Art Major and Minor: The bachelor of arts is for students who prefer a major in Art in addition to a broad liberal arts background. In addition to their concentration area, students are exposed to design principles, art history and electives with an option to participate in senior thesis.
  • Experience Design Major and Minor: This interdisciplinary major examines how humans interact and create meaningful experiences with products, services, environments and other people within the context of professional, commercial and nonprofit design scenarios.
  • Fine Arts Major and Minor: The bachelor of fine arts has a more intensive focus on studio art for students who are primarily interested in becoming professional artists or entering graduate school in the field. Senior thesis is a requirement for this degree.
  • Visual Arts Minor: The Visual Arts minor allows students to pursue a focused exploration of Art History, Ceramics, Design, Drawing, Experience Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture.

Art Department News and Events

Art Smart

Art Smart

Matthew P. Shelton ’04 has crafted a career in the arts that allows him to approach creativity from many angles, which he says is especially rewarding.

Guilford Art Professor Antoine Williams Earns Prestigious Grant

Guilford Art Professor Antoine Williams Earns Prestigious Grant

Assistant Professor of Art Antoine Williams has been named one of only 25 artists across the country to receive the “2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grants.”

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Katy Collier

Katy Collier

Visiting Assistant Professor for Art

Maia Dery

Maia Dery

Visiting Instructor of Art/Experiential Learning

Mark Dixon

Mark Dixon

Associate Professor of Art

Roy Nydorf

Roy Nydorf

Professor Emeritus of Art

Kathryn Shields

Kathryn Shields

Associate Professor of Art/Associate Academic Dean

Meg Stein

Meg Stein

Part Time Lecturer for Art

Charlie Tefft

Charlie Tefft

Visiting Half-Time Instructor of Art

Antoine Williams

Antoine Williams

Assistant Professor for Art