The Art Department at Marietta College provides opportunities for the study and creating artwork for all students, regardless of their major or field of interest. Whether you intend to major in Studio Art or Graphic Design, or simply wish for awareness and ability of the visual arts to be an important part of your collegiate years, the department has opportunities for you.

Essential Skills

Beyond disciplinary expertise, an Art or Graphic Design degree, firmly grounded within Marietta College’s Liberal Arts curriculum, fosters:

  • Conceptual and non-linear thinking
  • Problem-solving and leadership abilities
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills
  • Intercultural sensitivity and diversity awareness
  • Collegiality and interpersonal skills

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Right Brain Rising: Why Employers Hire Art & Graphic Design Majors

More than ever, today’s employers seek to hire inventive leaders, creative problem solvers, and empathetic entrepreneurs over the “knowledge worker,” a narrowly trained expert.

“That the last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person…computer programmers, who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBAs who could crunch numbers. But…the future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind—creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning-makers…These people…will now reap society’s richest rewards and share its greatest joys.”

-Daniel H. Pink,
Author of "A Whole New Mind"

Talent Scholarship

The Marietta College Art Department offers merit-based scholarships of up to $3,500 annually ($14,000 over 4 years) for talented incoming freshmen interested the Studio Art and Graphic Design programs.

For more information, go to Art Talent Scholarship.

Learn More

Have a question about our Art and Graphic Design programs or the scholarship process?

Contact Z Comer in the Art Department at
or use our department's Contact Form.