What Can You Do With an Art Degree?
Here's a sampling of how our recent graduates are succeeding:
Katharine G. Watson '09: curatorial intern at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C.
Madeline Courtney '08: received a Fulbright award to study the culture of taxidermy in Paris while taking classes at the National Museum of Natural History
Elly D. Deutch '08: marketing and new media manager of Chicago Women's Professional Soccer
Blair K. Gazza '08: student of the Interior Design Masters Program at the Pratt Institute in New York
Adam A. Rasmus '08: manager of marketing integration at Texas' Ballet Austin
What Alumni are Saying About Kenyon's Arts Program
"The elegance of Kenyon's art department is its subtle ability to develop artistic direction and technical skill without compromising each student's creative, individual voice. The ease with which my peers and I became confidently fluent in art-making is incredible. To this day I'm baffled at how I learned so much in so little time. Kenyon's art department exhibits an unbelievable diversity in individual artistic direction, media expertise, teaching styles, and critical thought. It is within this diversity that students develop as well-rounded and considerate artists."
Russell Whitmore '03
Practicing artist, Brooklyn NY
"I do love to hammer - love to feel heat and pain, love to be covered in paint and sawdust - love to sweat to the tone of mountains and wake up covered in dew. In this way, art is for me a celebration of being human - a physical self immersed and engaged in the earth and elements around me."
Maggie Lamb, '03
Arts Community, KY
"Senior year is an especially wonderful gift. Through having my own studio space and the focus of creating a coherent body of work I was able to delve deeply into my own artistic vision after learning so much during the 3 previous years. Each of my professors made the effort to get to know me. I greatly appreciate this! They took me seriously as an artist. They shared their own art, and artistic processes, with us."
Hannah Levin '01
Elementary Art Teacher, NC
"I believe that one of the unique features of a Kenyon education is the way that the major can be molded to one's own interests and passions. Being an art major did not mean that I had to forget about music and writing (my other loves). Instead, I was encouraged to incorporate them in my work."
Emily Harris, '99
Practicing Artist, Brooklyn, NY
"I think the most valuable thing about the arts program at Kenyon to me was the mentoring relationships. I really felt like the professors were really invested in me as an artist. It is the combination of small classes and the professors committed to teaching as well as producing their own work that makes the program really special."
Beth Carrott, '97
"Kenyon's Fine Arts Program is, without a doubt, the most undervalued offering in the College. The list of now reputable and even famous graduates of the Studio major rivals that of any other program in the school, yet never seems to get any attention. So many successful artists and illustrators have come out of the program, though it seems only those in the department know of them. The reason, I believe, for so much success is the program's devotion to solid foundations in conceptual thinking and design skills. From the earliest intro classes, all the way through the advanced thesis, the program stresses quality and rigorous conceptual development, to the the great benefit of the artists and their work."
Patrick Moorhead '96
President, Burroughs/Moorhead Design Inc.