Outcomes - Department of Visual Arts

Check out what our grads are up to

Many Messiah College graduates have careers at galleries, graphic design firms, internet businesses, and product design and publishing companies while others have become freelance artists. Art education majors are certified to teach grades K-12 and find employment in a variety of school settings both public and private.

Where they work

  • 160over90
  • Advanced Sports International
  • Aesthetic Answers
  • Andrus Group
  • Boiling Springs High School
  • Buxmont Academy
  • Chester County Historical Society
  • Decanter Co.
  • Elexio
  • Freer & Sackler Galleries (Smithsonian)
  • Geometry Global
  • Kansas State University
  • Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
  • Liebenzell U.S.A.
  • Messiah University
  • Northern York County School District
  • Parkdale High School
  • Philadelphia City School District
  • Prince George's County Public School
  • Pure Gallery
  • RFR
  • Randolph Township Schools
  • Remains Lighting
  • RespondCreate
  • Rethink Creative
  • Sterilex
  • The JDK Group
  • The School District of Lancaster
  • Veritas Academy
  • Visata Creative
  • Walker Mill Middle School

What they do

  • Art Teacher
  • Art Teacher (K-12)
  • Art director
  • Ceramic artist
  • Chalkboard artist
  • Children’s book illustrator
  • Design agency founder
  • Design specialist
  • Designer
  • Fibers artist
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Game designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Marketing manager
  • Middle School Art Teacher
  • Mixed media artist
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Printmaker
  • Production artist
  • Professor
  • Scarf designer
  • Sculptor
  • Senior digital art director
  • Server/Co-Small Events Leader
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer and Project Manager
  • Temporary Associate Curator
  • Web designer
  • Wedding invitation designer

Graduate school

  • Brooklyn College
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Drexel University
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • New York Academy of Art
  • Pratt Institute
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • School of Visual Arts
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Texas Austin

Look what you can do with a degree in art and design!

Click here to see important career outcomes data
from our survey of alumni from the art and design department. The SNAAP survey collects data on the careers of arts majors from colleges and universities from across the United States. The national data shows that Messiah's art and design graduates do extremely well in both their educational and career outcomes.

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88% of the Class of 2022 Art and Design survey respondents were employed or in graduate school 6-9 months after graduation.