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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
  • Messiah College
  • Parkdale High School
  • Philadelphia City School District
  • Prince George's County Public School
  • Pure Gallery
  • RFR
  • Remains Lighting
  • RespondCreate
  • Technical.ly
  • The JDK Group
  • The School District of Lancaster
  • Veritas Academy
  • 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
  • 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
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98% of Messiah College graduates are employed full-time or in graduate or professional programs six to nine months after graduation.

98%