After Sweet Briar

What can you do with a degree in visual arts?

  • In addition to pursuing a career as an artist, studio art graduates can teach, work in design, art therapy, advertising, web design, art journalism, publishing or art auction houses and galleries.
  • The skills gained from the study of art history allow majors to work in or outside the field. Graduates can be found in law, international policy, NGO administration — and even medicine.
  • Sweet Briar visual arts graduates work at museums in Boston, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., New York, Richmond and Florence, Italy, in every area from curating to administration. They are also teaching and running art galleries.
  • Many visual arts graduates pursue graduate work.