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Students have gone on to study at The Pratt Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, the University of the Arts, the Art Academy of San Francisco, Kent State University and many others.

Our graduates are teaching, curating and creating as professional artists.

Alumni Stories

Emily J. Meyer ’05
Executive Coordinator at HJ Heinz, Pittsburgh, Pa.

“As an art major at Thiel College, I developed the fundamentals of visual art-making processes, problem solving, [and] how to analyze art and its history. The College’s partnership with Drew University allowed me to travel to New York City to study contemporary art history, inspiring me to pursue a career in the museum world. The professors at Thiel challenged both my creative and critical thinking abilities, while at the same time fostering an enriching student community.”

Jordy Farrell ’08
Freelance Illustrator, San Francisco, Ca.

“It was the professors in the Art Department that influenced me most. They really took an interest in me … and were constant supporters of the art I was making. My adviser and painting professor … suggested that I go to graduate school to continue my education in illustration. My experience with these professors is absolutely a big reason why I went to the San Francisco Academy of Art. There’s nothing better than getting one-on-one attention from great teachers.”