Visual Art
Offered by the Visual Art and History of Art department.

Originality. Problem solving. Deep thinking. Discipline. The habits and skills you develop in the visual arts can be applied to many career paths. Wheaton’s visual art major will provide you expert instruction, sunny studios, state-of-the-art spaces, and the right tools and equipment—and you’ll bring the inspiration and creativity. See what comes to life as you learn techniques in design, drawing, filmmaking, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Art blends well with many disciplines, making this an excellent minor or second major.

For any questions regarding Visual Art, please contact the Visual Art Chair, Kelly Goff.



93% of Visual Art majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *

of Visual Art majors

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Production Assistant, Artforms Inc.
  • Cultural Liaison and Visual Marketing Strategist, campusSIMS
  • Creative Assistant Intern, Hartford Prints!

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Northeastern University
  • Rhode Island School of Design

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 57% for the classes of 2014-2018

Recent student internships

The Wheaton Edge offers experiences beyond the classroom.

Jingyu Tao

2020, Visual Art, Business and Management

Stephen E. and Carol M. Canter '66 Endowed Fund for Experiential Learning

ByteDance, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Through this experience, I got the chance to broaden my view and apply my academic knowledge to work. I’m developing clarity about myself and my career path after Wheaton.

Sophia Hatzikos

2020, Visual Art, Economics

Davis International Fellowship

Sustainable Bolivia, Riberalta, Bolivia

This experience inspired me to rethink the limits of what’s possible in terms of the re-creation and repurposing of items. It made me realize that our world needs to put more energy into this kind of reuse.

Martin Hanley

2021, Visual Art, Philosophy

The Karman Family Internship Fund

The Law Offices of Jason Giannetti Esq., Brookline, MA

This internship taught me tangible ways to help communities of color and to make a difference in their lives.


Leah Dyjak

Assistant Professor of Photography

Claudia R. Fieo

Professor of Visual Art

Kelly Goff

Associate Professor and Chair of Visual Art

Karen Knighton

Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual Art

Patricia Stone

Associate Professor of Art, Emerita

Vicki Toppses
Faculty Assistant