A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for studio art majors.

First Jobs

  • Art handler, Christie's, New York
  • Visual merchandiser, Strand Bookstore, New York
  • Photography associate, Vanity Fair, New York
  • Teacher, Teach for the World, Marshall Islands
  • Dance teacher, Columbus Dance Center, Columbus, Ohio
  • Marketing and new media manager, Chicago Red Stars, Women's Professional Soccer
  • Film programs intern, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Intern, Frick Collection, New York


  • Advisor, Association of National Advertisers; Digital customer care strategist, McDonald's
  • Senior buyer, Books/Media/Graphics, Smithsonian Enterprises
  • Cartoonist, Zits Comic Strip
  • Curator and Director of Exhibitions, The Seward Johnson Atelier
  • Professor of Scene Design, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • E-Learning Design/Development Specialist, American Express
  • Executive Director, The Center for Contemporary Art
  • Editor in Chief, Artweek Magazine
  • Vice President, Original Programming, Marvel Television
  • Director of Finance & Operations, McBride Architects
  • Attorney, University Hospitals Health System

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Studio art and sociology double major George Halliday ’19 discovered more overlap than one might expect between a Kenyon classroom and the sky-high offices of L’Oréal USA in Manhattan’s shining new Hudson Yards development.

The Artist

Studio art and philosophy double major Matty Davis ’12 works out his ideas about life, meaning and beauty through creating visual and movement-based art.