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17 Signs You’re a True Skidmore Art Major

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Skidmore chapter.

It seems like everyone and their mother is an art major at Skidmore, but how do you know if you’re really one of the pack?


  1. You have pulled an all-nighter in the studio and/or napped on the padded textiles tables.
  2. A five-page paper is unbelievably long. Ten pages? Forget it.
  3. You respond awkwardly when those hilarious adults refer to your education as a “Major in Unemployment.”
  4. When your friends complain about their two-hour classes, you laugh…
  5. You’re shockingly unfazed when paint/clay/ink/dye stains your new shirt because, hey, you look artsy!
  6. You miss out on the social experience that is the library.
  7. Your dorm/bedroom looks more like an art gallery.
  8. You never have to worry about buying Christmas and birthday gifts for friends and family.
  9. You’re automatic poster designer for your club and pause at every poster that says something about a “design contest.”
  10. You take pen quality very seriously. (Almost too seriously.)
  11. You cringe at the word “research.”
  12. The notebooks for your other classes have essentially become additional sketchbooks.
  13. You’re either a pro at DIY Halloween or panic because your costume has to be totally artsy and creative.
  14. Dark nail polish is your best friend (since it’s the only thing that hides the charcoal stains…).
  15. Your friends say, “Make me one!” or “Draw me!” every time you bring a new project home.
  16. You feel superior to art school students because of your “well-rounded education.” (Thanks Glotzy.)
  17. When people ask you what you want to do after graduation you list at least three totally different art-related jobs.


How do you spot a true Skidmore art major? Tell us in the comments!