Many of our graduates have gone onto graduate school and into the careers

Art & Design Careers

Animation/Game Development

  • Phil Giarrusso 2013, Designer, Illustrator, Animator, Rephildesign, Albany, NY
  • Ron Pucherelli 1998, Senior Animator, SCEA Santa Monica Studio, Los Angeles, CA


  • Patrick Brophy 2013, Spitzer School of Architecture, NY, NY

Art Conservation

  • Laura LaFlam 2000

Arts Marketing (Non-Profit)/Administration

  • Alana Akacki 2007, The Arts Center, Troy, NY and The University Art Museum, Albany, NY

Art Preparator

  • Pearl Rucker 1999, Pearl Art Services, Artistic logistics, Utica, NY

Art Therapy

  • Karen Codd 2003

Arts Administration/Gallery/Museum

  • Kathryn Greenwood 1992, Albany Art & Culture Program
  • Elizabeth Dubbin, Collar Works, Troy, NY

Artist Assistant

  • Kristy Castellano, 2015, Tony Held, NY, NY


  • Ashley DuRoss 2013
  • Lisa Decker 2013

Design/Marketing/Advertising Firm

  • Steve Francisco 1997, CEO, Jaeger DePaola Kemp (JDK), Burlington, VT
  • Scott Bartley 1992, Principal, Bartley & Dick, New York, NY
  • Tim Mara 2013, Senior Art Director, Tracy Locke, Wilton, CT


  • Rob Grom 2004, Senior Art Director, St. Martin’s Press, Art Director, Lost Magazine, New York, NY
  • Kelly McGuire 2010, Associate Art Director, Food & Wine, Time, Inc., New York, NY,
  • Erica Cotten 2014, Designer, Sports Illustrated, New York, NY


  • Mattie Dericco 2013, Designer, MTV Networks, New York, NY
  • Tom Papesca 2013, Graphic Designer, Starz Entertainment, Denver, CO
  • Rory Rockmore 2007, Creative Director, NCLA, Los Angeles, CA


  • Abigail Adamek 2010, Senior Designer, Sterling Brands, New York, NY
  • Cayla Merrill 2009, Graphic/Package Designer, Kikkerland Design, New York, NY

Design/Fashion Industry

  • Lisa Meyer 2014, Associate Graphic Designer, Victoria’s Secret, New York, NY
  • Christine Weber 2012, Brand Designer, Nike, Portland, OR
  • Nick Specht 2012, Design Director, Ralph Lauren, New York, NY
  • Gabiella Spartos 2009, Associate Art Director, J.Crew, New York, NY


  • Bob Comire 2006, Senior Creative Manager, LEGO, Enfield, CT
  • Lindsay Hoyt 2004, Graphic Designer, Hallmark, Kansas City, MO


  • Tim Burford 2012, Lead Designer, FreshySites, Endicott, NY

Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner

  • Taylor Gillis 2002, Troy Cloth and Paper
  • Carolyn Corrigan 2008, Fort Orange Store, Albany, NY
  • Pat Cuffe 2001, Hand Craft by Cuffe, LLC, Utica, NY
  • Colin Boyd 2002, Collar Works, Troy, NY

Museum Education

  • Riana Casas 2013

Principal/Graphic Design Firm

  • Mike Wasilewski 2005, Frank Collective Brooklyn, NY
  • Phil Pascuzo 2000, Pepco Studio Albany, NY
  • Andrew Almeter 1999, Almeter Design, New York, NY

Professor of Art

  • Steve Pearson 1994, Professor of Art, McDaniel College, Maryland
  • Thomas Lail 1989, Associate Professor of Art, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY
  • Anne Hobday 2001, Assistant Professor, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
  • Dr. Robert Shane 2000, Associate Professor of Art History, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY,
  • Kristine Corso Tolmie 1997, Associate Professor of Art, The College of Saint Rose

Professional Artist

  • Rich Garrison 1993
  • Ginny Casey 2003
  • Brian Cirmo 1999
  • Kristen Brandoff 2010
  • Daesha Devon Harris 2002
  • Ryan Barone 2007
  • Nicole Carriere 2012
  • Annalise Neil 2006
  • Rachel Baxter 2012
  • Colin Boyd 2002

Scenic Painting

  • Kathleen Zeranski 2008

Studio Technician

  • Bill Bergman 1993, Department of Architecture, RPI, Troy, NY

UX Design

  • Emily Rawitsch 2005, Director of UX Design, Invaluable, Boston, MA
  • Amanda Bovee 2015, Designer, Invaluable, Boston, MA
  • Taneisha Kirchner 2014, Designer, AKQA, New York, NY

Graduate Schools Attended

  • Alfred University,NY
  • City University of New York: The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture (CUNY)
  • Cornell University, NY
  • Lawrence University, KS
  • Lesley University, MA
  • Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
  • Montclair State University, NJ
  • New York University (NYU)
  • Pace University, NY
  • Portfolio Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Portland State University, OR
  • PRATT Institute, NY
  • Rhode Island School of Design, (RISD)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
  • SAIC, IL
  • St. John’s University, NY
  • State University of New York at Albany
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • State University of New York at New Paltz
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Tyler School of Art, Temple University, PA
  • University of South Florida, FL
  • University of Indiana at Bloomington
  • Yale University, CT

Professional Internships/Residencies Attended

  • The Albany Barn
  • K.Caraccio Printing Studio, NY, NY
  • Lower East Side Print Shop, Inc., NY
  • Vermont Student Center
  • Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Inc

The following are possible scholarly areas to pursue

  • Master of Art/Fine Arts in Sculpture
  • Master of Art/Fine Arts in Painting
  • Master of Art/Fine Arts in Printmaking
  • Master of Art/Fine Arts in Photography
  • Master of Art/Fine Arts in Experimental Media
  • Masters in Art Therapy
  • Masters in Art Conservation
  • Masters in Costume Design
  • Masters in Curatorial Studies
  • Masters in Education/Art Education
  • Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
  • Masters/PHD in Art History
  • Masters in Visual Arts Administration