Our Graduates in Art

Paloma Ferreyros (above), '08, is completing her master’s degree in art and art education at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City. As a visual arts educator, she has worked with a variety age groups and organizations - including schools, museums, clinics and public art programs. Currently, she is student teaching AP Art History and Advanced Digital Photography at the specialized art high school Fiorello H. LaGuardia Arts. Paloma credits her experience at New College with guiding her to think critically about the choices involved in her art making practice. As a New College student, she was awarded several student research grants for her independent study projects and her thesis work. The funding, provided by the New College Alumnae/i Association and The Council of Academic Affairs, enabled her to take summer courses at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and to participate in large-scale mural projects in Sarasota. Two of her murals are currently on display at the New College Child Center. 

Filmmaker Nirvan Mullick directed "Caine's Arcade," a short film about a boy, his imagination and a social movement to bring him customers. After going viral, "Caine's Arcade" has been featured on numerous national media outlets and has inspired scholarships in Caine's name and the imaginations of children worldwide. Mullick also studied Philosophy and Fine Arts while at New College.

New College is proud of the many Art and non-Art graduates who have contributed to the field. Here's a sampling of some of our graduates:

Brian Lukacher received his master's degree from Williams College and a PhD in art from the University of Delaware. He is currently a member of the art faculty at Vassar College.
Sharon Corwin is a research fellow in art history at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also received her PhD.
• Alejandra Ferreyros recently received her master's of fine art in visual communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), receiving the prestigious Incentive Scholarship for exceptional academic performance. She worked as a graphic designer for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and as a design intern for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. During her time at New College, Alejandra worked as a curatorial intern for the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Sample of Graduate Schools Attended by NCF Students

• School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
 California College of the Arts (CCA
• CalArts / California Institute of the Arts
 Virginia Commonwealth University
 Tufts University
 Tyler School of Art at Temple University
 Teachers College at Columbia University 

[Did you know?]

New College sits on part of the former Ringling brothers’ estate and is next door to the world-renowned Ringling Museum of Art where students regularly intern and conduct research (and get in free!).

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