Houghton College

Houghton College

Houghton CollegeHoughton College
1 Willard Avenue
Houghton, NY 14744


Undergraduate enrollment: 1,095

Houghton CollegeArt and Design Program
Students enrolled: 63
Graduates per year: 15


  • Houghton College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Full-time Faculty

  • Gary Baxter, M.F.A.
  • Theodore Murphy, M.F.A.
  • John Rhett, M.F.A.
  • Jillian Sokso, M.F.A.
  • Ryan Thompson, M.F.A.

Degrees Offered
B.A. in Art
B.S. in Art Education

Studio Art, Visual Studies, Pre-Art Therapy


Houghton CollegeArt Department Highlights
The art major at Houghton complements the Christian liberal arts experience to prepare students for teaching, professional art production, and graduate studies.

Studio Areas
Ceramics, drawing, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

Pre-Art Therapy
Houghton students may prepare for graduate study in the field of art therapy by either majoring in art (studio concentration) with a structured minor in psychology, or by majoring in psychology with a structured minor in art.

Art Education
The Art Education major leads to a New York State certification in Visual Arts, pre-K through 12th grade.

The art faculty consists of five full-time professors, each of whom is actively involved in production and exhibition. All hold the terminal degree (MFA) in studio art.

Travel Opportunities
We encourage art students to make every effort to view the very best works of art, and we maintain anactive travel program to support those activities. Recent art trips have taken students to New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, Cleveland, Toronto, Rochester and Buffalo. The art department also offers European art-history experiences during May term every other spring, traveling to cities such as Paris, London, Florence, Rome, and Madrid. A summer program is offered in Tanzania, providing an immersive experience in East-African culture and art.