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.

Erin Bennett Banks

Featured Testimonial

Houghton taught me to see the world through a fully integrated Christian perspective. I learned to see everything in life — work, family, culture, art, history, politics, the environment — as intertwined elements that must be filtered through a lens of compassion and grace.

Erin Bennett Banks '00 children’s book illustrator and creative director at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC ; MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design

Careers in Art

Houghton graduates are well prepared.

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 teacher
  • Studio artist
  • Video game designer
  • Web designer

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