Art Careers and Outcomes

A Houghton degree in art opens doors to a variety of careers, and our alumni can be found working in a wide range of positions. Houghton graduates have also found they are well prepared for graduate school and have been accepted into a number of top art graduate programs.

What they’re doing

  • Advertising director
  • College art professor
  • Gallery director
  • Graphic designer
  • Marketing Director
  • Newspaper illustrator
  • Post-production technical support in the film industry
  • Professional wedding photojournalist
  • School art teachers
  • Studio artists
  • Video game designers
  • Web designers

Grad Schools Attended

  • Clemson University
  • Penn State University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • State University of New York – Plattsburgh
  • University of Northern Illinois
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

100% of Art Majors responding to a recent survey reported being employed or in graduate school.

Alumni Success

Steven Johnson '95

Professor of Visual and Communication Arts at Eastern Mennonite University


M.F.A., computer art, Savannah College of Art & Design

Hannah Jennings Murphy '13

Art teacher, Ephesus Elementary School


M.S.T., visual arts education, Rochester Institute of Technology

Erin Bennett Banks '00

Creative director, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC and Co-owner, Banks Creative design & illustration studio


M.F.A., illustration, Savannah College of Art & Design

Joshua Duttweiler '15

Creative associate at SproutsIO Inc. and freelance photographer/designer


M.F.A. in graphic design, Boston University

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