Art Department


A.B., B.F.A., Major, Minor

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Visualize Your Success in Art

In our image-heavy world, visual intelligence and literacy are increasingly important. Guilford’s Art major supports these skills through studio time and study.

Learn philosophical and historical perspectives and develop your own ideas in small classes with people who love art as much as you do. Studio courses in Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography and Sculpture emphasize hands-on experience where you’ll develop confidence and skills while working with faculty who are active artists and scholars themselves.

Immerse yourself in the art you’re most passionate about by studying abroad, interning at art galleries and completing a senior thesis. The senior thesis is an honors opportunity for Art majors to dive deep into their art practice. If accepted, you’ll have the freedom to craft your own curriculum, decide the direction of your work and have your own personal studio for the entire year. Enjoy consistent support from all Art faculty, including group critiques with the other senior thesis students, and prepare to present your work in the senior thesis exhibition, write a resume and apply for exhibitions and graduate school.

The bachelor of arts and minor in Art give students a well-rounded art education for success in a variety of pursuits.

Major/minor requirements and course descriptions are available in the online version of the Guilford College Catalog. Use the keyboard shortcuts Control F for PC or Command F for Mac to search the document for your program.

Hands-on Learning

Guilford Art students have completed internships that in many cases opened doors to careers at the following:

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Clothing design, Philadelphia
  • Three Dogs Pottery
  • Center for Visual Artists
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • SITE Santa Fe