Brigid Sabine (Class of 2018)

Blogger Role: Off Campus Art News / Jobs & Internships

Major: Graphic Design

Minor: Writing & Art History

I chose Marywood because the people sold me on it. Everyone I met was friendly and welcoming, and I felt at home right away. Also, the professors and classes within my major allow for the kind of creative and professional atmosphere I wanted to immerse myself in.

I am majoring in Art because I have loved making art since I was a little girl and could not see myself doing anything else. I’ve always been a “right-side-of-the-brain” kind of person, excelling in English, writing, art, anything creative or abstract. I decided on graphic design as my major because, as the neat and detail-oriented person I am, I can design clean and aesthetically pleasing work with the help of the Adobe programs.

When I’m not in class, I’m spending time with friends, reading, painting, being outdoors. I also love the beach and take lots of trips there in the summer. I love to travel too! I’ve been to Italy, England, Ireland, and plan on returning to Italy next spring to study abroad for a semester with the SACI school in Florence.

My favorite art classes so far are my Art History and Computer Graphics classes. Art history became a passion of mine this past year. I love learning about certain art movements and then being able to see the work in person, whether in my travels or on school trips to the Met Museum. Computer Graphics has made me pay much more attention to detail, composition, and the many attributes involved in creating a good design.

The coolest thing I’ve done at Marywood so far was study abroad for three weeks in England and Ireland the summer after my freshman year. This was one of the best experiences of my life. I learned so much in a very short time and made memories and friendships to last a lifetime.

When I graduate I’d like to first get an internship this upcoming year and see where that leads me. Hopefully that will get my foot in the door with a job following graduation. I’d like to live and work in NYC for a few years following graduation, then my dream is to hopefully find a job in California and attend grad school there.

I’d recommend the Art program at Marywood because you develop a good work ethic, learn to manage your time, and most importantly are exposed to endless opportunities. Smaller class sizes are nice because you can work more closely with your peers and professors to develop your skills.