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Art & Design

We cultivate your creativity through artistic practice and research by challenging you to be reflective, have historical awareness, and respect the free exchange of ideas. Our dedicated faculty take an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning.

Portfolio Exhibition

Before graduation, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Fine Arts majors get to show off their work.

Departments & Programs

Major Minor Graduate
Art & Design
Advertising Has Minor
Art History Has Major Has Minor
Arts Administration Has Minor
Film Studies Has Minor
Fine Arts (BA) Has Major Has Minor
Fine Arts (BFA) Has Major
Graphic Design (BA) Has Major Has Minor
Graphic Design (BFA) Has Major
Illustration Has Minor

Meet our Faculty

Diana Lodi

Diana Lodi

Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
Natalie Stephenson

Natalie Stephenson

Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
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Chris Smith

Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts

In the News

Piece of artwork depicting a sweing machine and desk lamp

Professor Sara Pedigo presented her solo exhibition "Apperceptions"

Arts and Design Department Chair Sara Pedigo recently traveled to Furman University to present her solo exhibition, “Apperceptions”.
Artist Olivia Block recording sounds at a shoreline

Olivia Block's site-specific sound installation to be unveiled at Crisp-Ellert

Artist and musician Olivia Block’s exhibition, “Four Channels,” will be a collaboration between CEAM and the GTM National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? Well, we have a few options for you. Every spring, we lead a trip to New York City. There, you'll attend gallery openings and make studio visits with contemporary artists and designers.

During the summer, you can study advanced drawing in Italy or join an exciting art history/art studio class to Paris.

Student feels piece of tactile art play video

Learn more about Study Abroad