Visual Art

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 *

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


Offered by the Visual Art and History of Art department.