After Whittier

Whittier College Art & Art History majors graduate with a wide variety of opportunities before them. Alumni have completed advanced degrees at institutions that include CalArts, Claremont Graduate School, NYU, the Pratt Institute, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin, and the University of Southern California.

Graduates who enter the professional arena have enjoyed careers in galleries and museums, in fine arts, design, business, architecture, education, publishing, industry, and travel.


See what our alumni are up to

Chris Lahti ​’01
Head of Curating
Gemini G.E.L. (CA)

"During my initial [visit to Whittier], I was inspired by the environment inside Wardman Gym (the art building). The open layout of the studio spaces felt progressive and appealed to my interests of exploring new ideas through visual art. Witnessing all the displayed artworks and eclectic space, it was obvious that there was a high level of activity. It felt like a place where I would be comfortable to learn and be inspired." Read more.

Edgar Harden ’93
Private Art and Wine Consultant

"Throughout your tenure at Whittier, think about what you are studying and what you want to do professionally once you leave Whittier and then weave them together through your course selection and summer internships; don't take a year off after Whittier to figure out what you want to do - the world moves too fast now and you will be left behind. Above all, don't just learn from your art professors in class, talk to them about art in the real world; they know a lot." Read more.

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