Career Planning

Art - Career Planning

Career Overview for the Art Major

The Hendrix Art Major is twelve courses spread among Painting, Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, and Art History. Students can concentrate in any of these areas.  Courses generally move from beginning to advanced, from assignment driven to student driven. The goal is to prepare all students working in any media for a senior thesis show in the spring of their senior year to be held at the Windgate Museum. In that show students display a distinctive body of high-quality work that will be ready to become a portfolio for graduate school applications.  

Through individual and group projects students learn multiple hands on studio techniques, develop critical thinking, visual problem solving and communicating, career management and leadership skills. But most importantly, they learn to become the authors of their own Artistic enterprises and professions.  

Internship and Career Exploration

Categories of internships Art Majors can pursue:

  • Commercial Galleries
  • Museums
  • Community Arts Education Organization
  • Maker Spaces
  • Art Therapy
  • Graphic or Product Design Firm
  • Web Design Firm
  • Individual Artist Assistant
  • Architecture
  • Art Restoration

Employment & Graduate School

Residencies and intensive studio programs students have attended:

  • Vermont Studio Center
  • New York Studio School
  • Mount Gretna Schoo of Art
  • Academia del'Arte in Arezzo, Italy
  • Penland School of Crafts
  • Anderson Ranch

Our Art Majors pursue graduate studies in a variety of fields:

  • Painting 
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Fashion
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Historic Preservation
  • Museum Studies

Graduate schools our majors have attended:

  • American University in DC
  • University of Georgia
  • New York Studio School
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Virginia Center for Creative Arts
  • Pratt
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Texas
  • SCAD
  • University of Arkansas Fayetteville
  • Harvard Landscape Architecture
  • Scotheby's graduate program
  • University of Oregon (architecture)
  • San Francisco Art Institute

Alumni Highlights