Major Areas of Study: ART
Through courses in art history, studio, and art education, the art department at Muskingum University seeks to foster a liberal arts environment in which the study of art leads to critical thinking, effective and mature expression, ethical sensitivity and spiritual growth.
Recent internships for Art students include:
- Tate Gallery (London)
- Smithsonian Art Institute (Washington D.C.)
- National Gallery (Washington D.C.)
- Modern Art Gallery (New York)
- Philadelphia Art Museum (Philadelphia, PA)
- History Museum of University of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
- Columbus Art Museum (Columbus, OH)
- Zanesville Art Center (Zanesville, OH)
Kappa Pi, the Student Art Honorary, has organized trips to the Cleveland Art Museum for a special art exhibition: “The Gilded Age – Treasure of Smithsonian American Art Museum” and Akron Art museum for a special art exhibition: “Rodin and His Sculpture.” There have been several other trips as well, to Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Contemporary Art Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, Zanesville Art Center, Carnegie Museums (PA).
Involvement in Kappa Pi is encouraged of all qualified art students, and sponsored activities are especially helpful for students interested in pursuing a career in art. Admission to the art honorary requires students to have completed 12 hours of coursework in art and to have at least a 3.0 overall.
Career Possibilities for Art Majors
A degree in art from a liberal arts school such as Muskingum can lead to a variety of career possibilities. After graduation, some students have pursued graduate degrees while others have found success in careers such as:
- graphic design
- business and advertising
- museum work
- art therapy
- independent studio business
- While a student at MU, Art and Communication double-major Hannah Hilliard ('11) had a successful internship experience with Resource Systems, in New Concord, OH. She was offered full-time employment upon graduation, and now works for Cerner Corporation, which acquired Resource Systems in 2011.
- Seth Barrett (’11) was a double in Art and Chemistry at MU and went on to pursue a doctoral degree in Inorganic Chemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill.
- Nicole Whiteman ('07) was a double-major in Art and Education at MU, and is now teaching High School Art and Ceramics at Maysville High School in South Zanesville, Ohio.