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College of Arts & Sciences
School of Visual Art and Design

Prospective Students



About Our School

Degrees Offered   

We welcome your interest in the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina. Our department boasts an 85,000 -square-foot facility designed specifically for the study and creation of the visual and media arts. Our faculty members possess national and international reputations in their areas of expertise and are a cohesive group of cutting-edge professionals who have dedicated their lives to art and teaching.

Our curriculum includes four major artistic disciplines: art education, art history, art studio, and media arts. Within studio and media arts, students can specialize in everything from drawing and painting to graphic design and new media, from ceramics and printmaking to photography or film and video, and from sculpture to audio and television production at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Our art education programs graduate most of South Carolina'sK-12 art teachers. In fact, over the past 25 years our art education faculty and graduates have won every major award given by the National Art Education Association. Two of our graduates have served as President of the NAEA.

The School's art history undergraduate and graduate degrees allow for specialization in Renaissance, Baroque, 18th- 19th- and 20th- century, and American art and architecture, as well as film and photographic history. In addition, surveys and special-topics courses in art history are offered on a regular basis.

You will see that the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design is a well-rounded department that enjoys the support of University decision makers. It is positioned to further develop its reputation and increase its presence as a first-tier institution for the study of art.