Our Student Ambassadors are student leaders who work for the Admissions department here at Moore. They will be leading campus tours when you visit this year. They are here to answer any questions from the student perspective, show you the College, and share their personal experiences.
Hi! My name is Abigail, I'm 18 and a first year student at Moore. I will be majoring in Fine Arts with an emphasis in 2D, and a minor in Business. I'm from Louisville, Kentucky, so the first thought about living in Philadelphia by myself was terrifying. But, with the lovely ladies of Moore, and the exciting new city around me, it soon became my second home. Moore's values of excellence, professionalism, leadership, spirit, and respect are those of an honorable, historic legacy. Moore has already made me become a stronger leader in the arts. I participate in the Emerging Leader in the Arts program and am a Visionary Woman's Scholar. These advantages, among many more, help me to become connected to a network of women artists and designers that will serve me throughout my professional and personal life.
Besides classes and leadership meetings, I enjoy walking around the city with friends and exercising at our local gym, Sweat Fitness. At Moore, I love being truly immersed in the arts. With the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Barnes Foundation close by, as well as the amazing Moore galleries like The Goldie Paley Gallery, the Levy Gallery, and the Student Run Gallery. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me through the admissions office. If you are interested in seeing what I am currently working on, or reading more about what my experience at Moore is like, check out my art blog at www.abbybrillart.tumblr.com.
Hello There! My name is Lydia and I’m a midwesterner from Kansas City, Kansas. This year, I am a sophomore planning to double major in Graphic Design and Curatorial Studies. As a new Student Ambassador, I’m honored to be one of the first faces to welcome perspective students to Moore. When I was a “prospective,” my own tour and sneak peek of this school was the pivot point in my decision to come here! I could not be happier with my choice, and headed into my second year, (a bit wiser), I look forward to another great and productive one. I have nothing but good things to say about Moore College of Art & Design, the teachers, faculty, students, and all of the knowledge I’ve gained in the classroom. As for the mecca of culture, art, and history of Philadelphia, to be immersed in it I have learned equally as much from it’s unique dynamic and am happy to call this lively city my campus. I’m so grateful for all the opportunities, resources, and experiences that are available to me, and for the education I’m receiving that makes Moore stand out from the rest!
Hoo, haa, hey there, friend! My name’s Blakely, and I’m a Sophomore Illustration major with the intent to minor in Fine Arts here at Moore. Going to the right college was always incredibly important to me, and Moore fit the bill. I love my classes, the teachers, what we learn, and how we learn it! Innovation is what drew me here, and the comfortable, close community is what welcomed me and encouraged me to stay. There’s always a familiar face or name to greet in the hallway, as well as someone to offer a helping hand. I hail from muggy Boca Raton in South Florida (about an hour north of Miami) and coming from tropical suburbia, Philadelphia is like a dream to me. I believe that it’s the perfect city for any student or artist (or even both!). At Moore, we’re given the tools to reach our goals, and it’s with these opportunities and experiences that I look forward to my future. Hope to see you soon!
Hey ladies and parents! My name is Christine Tilton. I’m a Junior here at Moore. I am majoring in Curatorial Studies with a minor in Photography & Digital Arts. I'm so excited to continue my curatorial classes and finish off my photography minor this year! Through Emerging Leaders in the Arts, I have become part of the community working with the Rosenbach Museum and Library and Adelina Vlas in the contemporary arts department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The importance of the whole city as our campus was a huge driving force as to why I wanted to attend Moore. I am from Maine so the jump from small town woods to the big city was a big change. I have loved every step and continue to find new and exciting activities in the city. Philadelphia has so much to offer and Moore creates a perfect bridge connecting the student body with the city.
Hey ladies! I’m Davinica and I’m a Sophomore Illustration major and Creative Writing minor. The moment I walked into Moore I knew this was my new home. I come from the Berkshires (rural Massachusetts) and Rhode Island, so I’m definitely not used to the city. Center City Philadelphia is perfect for an art student and someone who wants the culture and easy access that the city can provide without being too overwhelming. Everything I could ever need in the city is within walking distance. I love that almost all of my teachers are on a first name basis and even talked to me over the breaks. The close-knit community is one of the main things that drew me to Moore. I have always been focused on getting a career in the arts and everyone in this school is helping me reach my goals. I’m a Visionary Woman Scholar and part of the ELA program. Moore has so many leadership opportunities that have made my experience here so much more meaningful. Currently, I’m an RA in Sartain Hall and one of my main goals is helping girls feel like they have a home away from home.
Hi, my name is Karla Coriat. I am a Junior Graphic Design major. I am originally from Iquitos, Peru, but I have lived in Sarasota, Florida my whole life. Coming from out of state, I can truly say that it has made me a stronger and more independent individual. As soon as I visited Moore back in 2008 I knew this was where I wanted to be. I felt at home, and I could recognize the sense of community as soon as I walked around for my tour. I really enjoy Moore for its amazing faculty, the one on one interaction and relationships we can build with our professors.
Aside from that, I have met the most incredible friends at Moore, friends that will forever have a place in my heart. One of my favorite aspects of the college are the life-changing opportunities that are offered to all students. I have had the privilege of participating in Emerging Leaders in the Arts, Student Orientation Staff, Student Government, and now Student Ambassadors. In the Spring, I had the honor of winning a Leadership Fellowship, which allowed me travel back to my country and volunteer with an unbelievable organization for The Belen Project. This experience has forever changed my life. It has made me value the things I have, and it has opened many doors to further my career. I wouldn't have been able to experience this without Moore.
Hey everyone! I’m Kelicia Pitts and I’m a Sophomore Curatorial Studies major, with a Business minor. I grew up in Delaware and have lived in Philadelphia for the past 16 years. Attending Moore is one of the best decisions I have made in my life, even at the age of 34. Moore inspires me to push myself as a creative person and provides the tools, knowledge and expertise from the faculty here to do so. Three very important aspects of attending Moore are that I am encouraged to be myself, to be a leader, and be open to critique. Moore is a school that challenges you to the max so that you can graduate with the skills and experiences you need to start your own business, or that exceed the expectations of companies you may want to work for. I am constantly improving as a writer, which is important as a Curatorial Studies major. I am also learning lessons in business, as my goal is to own and operate my own art gallery and PR firm for visual artists. My most rewarding leadership opportunity here has been starting the African American Student Association (of which I am the president), which now boasts over fifty members. Moore inspired the leader in me. I am constantly encouraged as an artist, I am told to dig deep when I think (especially in the liberal arts classes), and I am shown a certain work ethic and expertise from my professors which I will strive to replicate once I graduate. Give Moore a chance to develop yourself as a great artist-designer and leader! Feel free to keep up with me at www.keliciapitts.com.
Hi, my name is Lydia and I am a sophomore student at Moore. I am majoring in Fine Arts with a minor in Textile Design. My freshman year I learned many new skills and became very comfortable in my new home of Philadelphia. This year, I am thrilled to be starting classes within my major. Each of my teachers demonstrates intelligent and inspirational qualities, which make each class exciting. My favorite class this semester, so far, is Intro to Metals. In Intro to Metals I am learning how to make jewelry and small objects out of metal. For our first class I was able to use a saw to cut Abe Lincoln out of a penny! I am excited to see where my new classes will take me and what they will guide me towards as a future career. Moore makes me feel at home and I am always doing crazy new things in and out of the classroom. Out of the classroom, my friends and I love to go dancing and visit the neighboring universities. We enjoy the events on the Parkway such as College Philly Day and Dîner en Blanc. This year will be full of wonderful and exhilarating opportunities at Moore College!
Hi everyone! I’m Lynne, and one of the Student Ambassadors here at Moore. I am a senior, majoring in Fine Arts and minoring in Creative Writing. I love it here, and could not be happier with my choice to attend Moore. My professors are all working on their own art outside of Moore, so it is helpful to talk to someone who is working in the field. My studio courses have transformed me into a better artist, while my liberal arts classes broadened my horizons and expanded my creative thinking. Moore has truly become not only my college, but also my home. I am able to participate in leadership programs, paid internships, field trips, and so much more. I recently completed an internship at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts working in the Education Department, and loved it. My internship experience gave me an opportunity to begin thinking about my career path and start making connections for when I finish my time at Moore. Not only is the college shaping my learning experience, the area around me is as well. The Parkway is not only home to Moore, but to many great museums like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, National History Museum, and recently, the famous Barnes Foundation. Visit my art blog at www.lynnaeart.com.
Hello ladies! My name is Mei-li Wu and I’m an International student from Sweden who transferred here as a junior from Mercer County Community College in Trenton, NJ. My major at Moore is Graphic Design. When I was in the process of applying for BFA programs after graduating with my A.A.S degree, I wasn’t sure where to go. There are so many choices out there. How do you know which school is the right choice for you?
I had never heard of Moore and was not sure what to expect during my Open House visit. But let me tell you that I was so happy when it turned out to be a perfect match for me. I was absolutely “hooked”. There was a few things that made me absolutely sure that I wanted to pursue my higher education here. I loved the student art work in the galleries that showed a high level of accomplishment. I loved the up-to-date facilities that offer everything a student might need. There are plenty of fellowship opportunities at Moore that encourages every woman to become a greater leader. The free annual gym membership helps the students stay healthy and last but not least the warmth and humbleness of the staff.
Hey ladies, I’m Naichelle and I am a Senior Fashion Design major, minoring in Business. When I came to Moore I was presented with a chance to be a part of the Business Scholars in the Arts (BSA), which is a scholarship and program for transfer students to help them get better acquainted not only with the school, but also with artist and designers outside of school. The faculty here loves to see students succeed and they help move them move along to get everyone ready for the world after art school. From the first time I visited and sat in on a class here, I knew that this was somewhere that I wanted to be and I was right. Being here has helped me raise my skill level, potential, and confidence in myself, as well as in my work. Another great thing about Moore is that the alumnae are such amazing women, and they are always willing to help or answer any questions you may have about life after Moore, or even their time at the college. Being at Moore has changed me for the better, while getting the chance to be around some of the most amazing artists and designers I have ever met.