Shannon Corr (Class of 2023)

Blogger Role: Graphic Design

Major: Graphic Design

Clubs: Women’s Volleyball

I chose Marywood because it seemed like the best fit for me and the best of both worlds: a good art program as well as a good athletic program. The class sizes are also small which allows me to build relationships and connections with my peers and professors, which makes learning, art and education fun, interesting and exciting.

I am majoring in Art because art is everywhere! As a huge outlet for expression, art is unique, art is everywhere, yet art is personalized to the artist and also to the viewer. To major in art is to stay within a creative field that is constantly changing my perspective and teaching me new things wherever I go.

When I’m not in class, I’m at the gym playing volleyball! Besides my love of sports, my friends and I constantly find ourselves playing ping pong, eating homemade skillet cookies and hosting themed paint nights.

So far, my favorite art class at Marywood was Interactive Design III with Katherine Bondi. Although the class gave me a run for my money (and sleep) I thoroughly enjoyed learning about animation and interactive elements that I can add to my toolbox of designing. 

The coolest thing I’ve done at Marywood so far was TRANSFER HERE! Being a senior and only spending two semesters here was by far the best decision I could have made. Not only have I been able to make so many friends and memories but I have fallen in love with art again and it’s been showing through my work.

When I graduate? I’ve got so many plans for myself at the moment. It being less than a year away, this question runs through my head on a daily basis. Today, I plan on moving to Philadelphia with my friends and my cat where I can work freelance, get my feet wet with a designer’s group in addition to coaching volleyball. Tomorrow, I might want to move west and do something similar, maybe in Colorado or Arizona. I guess the answer is everything, I want to do everything when I graduate.

I’d recommend the Art program at Marywood because it’s a great environment to really grow and understand yourself as an artist. Like I said earlier, Art is personal and I feel that I’ve been able to have a personalized experience here at Marywood.

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