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By its nature, the visual arts attract creative people who strive to carve out their own niche. That’s why the Goshen College art major offers you a variety of concentrations to choose from, including art entrepreneurship, studio art, visual arts education (K-12), pre-architecture and art administration.
In addition to comprehensive classes, you will a find number of extra-curricular opportunities to spark your creativity, like the three-week Arts in London class. You’ll create and display your work, study the artistic achievements of cultures old and new, sell your work at student art sales, or apply your skills to set designs or costumes for a theater production. You can also enroll in the distinctive art entrepreneurship program that combines developing your artistic skills and learning how to open a small business.
Today, GC art major graduates pursue careers as graphic designers, teachers, architects, ceramists, professors, jewelers and business owners across the globe. But before you can find your creative niche in the art industry, the years you spend studying at Goshen College art program in Indiana will take you behind the potter’s wheel, behind the welding mask, teaching in a classroom and mounting your own senior art exhibit. Upon graduation, you’ll have the creative and practical skills to seek an imaginative, rewarding career.
Ardys Woodward, a 2017 art and social work graduate from Kansas, came to Goshen for its strong academics, but quickly felt at home in a place where critical thinking is common even outside the classroom.
Abi Tsigie came from Ethiopia to Goshen College in 2008. As a student, he opened his own photography business, built strong friendships in the community and on campus and pursued his ultimate passion: creating art.
Peni Acayo '11 came to Goshen to be an artist, but she was also a star athlete, a scholar, a volunteer and a peacemaker. Far away from her home in Kampala, Uganda, Peni took advantage of many extra-curricular opportunities.
Goshen graduates Mark Histand '08 and Alex Caskey '10 oversaw the construction a peanut butter factory in Malawi with Project Peanut Butter, which aims to treat children with malnutrition and help the local economy.