Art History (Bachelor of Arts)
Beginning with foundational art and art history classes, the art history program provides its students with in-depth explorations into the visual and material cultures of past and present civilizations. The program promotes visual literacy expressed through research, vibrant discussions, and critical writing. Further, the global approach to the degree and the interdisciplinary nature of art history will prepare graduates for a variety of culturally rich career paths or graduate school.
Art Studio (Bachelor of Arts)
You love art. You love making art, working with your hands, making personal or social statements with paint, clay, ink, a camera. You're looking for a program where you can explore many media and choose a focus, culminating with the production of a body of work exhibited in our beautiful gallery space and preparing you to enter the art world or graduate school. This program is it.
Graphic Design (Bachelor of Arts)
Our graphic design students are thinkers, seekers, problem-solvers, and makers. We emphasize the ability to research, think and create using the technology and tools of the field and the principles and styles of visual communication as a whole. Students study typography, print design, advertising, graphic design history, and web design while choosing from electives that include illustration, motion graphics for the web, 3-D computer modeling, packaging, publications and more.
Students can take art education courses to support their Art Studio curriculum, they can minor in Art Education, or they can continue for a fifth year to become fully certified to teach art in the state of South Carolina.
Whether you are minoring in Art History or taking courses to support your art or design major, knowledge of the history of art is critical to any developing thinker/scholar/visionary. We offer coursework that explores art from its very beginnings to today, from cave paintings to the Italian Renaissance to American graphic novels to the birth of photography, while giving you both context and inspiration for your own artistic and scholarly endeavors.
You love art. You love making art, working with your hands, making personal or social statements with paint, clay, ink, a camera. You're looking for a program where you can explore many media and choose a focus to complement your major discipline. This program is it.
A minor in Graphic Design is an excellent support for majors in Communications, Journalism, and Computer Science, as well as Marketing and Business. Students will learn how to communicate visually with impact, clarity, and style while building a solid introduction to the technology and tools of the trade.
Photography is an art form that is comprised of analytical thinking, intellectual growth, and craft. Within the photography curriculum the students will learn the skills of observation, photographic craft, and creative expression; all of which are necessary to function in a visual culture. Students who enter the photography curriculum will be exposed to a variety of photographic methods. These include, but are not limited to, the traditional darkroom, the digital medium, experimental methods, and alternative processes. By exploring these many photographic methods the students will be prepared to face the diverse and evolving world of photography.