Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Concentration: Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
At a Glance
Budding potters, painters, photographers and designers will all thrive in our vibrant art department, which offers cutting-edge fine arts studios, printmaking and framing facilities and wood, gas, electric and even raku kilns. Students can also take advantage of internships in area businesses and galleries, museum seminar art history courses that include travel to major museums all over the country, Europe and Mexico, and a summer program in art- and history-soaked Paris. And with more than 10 undergraduate scholarships, plus graduate assistantships, UWG is reinventing the concept of a “starving artist.”
Why should I choose UWG's Art program?
Are there any special opportunities available?
- Summer studies abroad
- Internships in area businesses and galleries
- Museum seminar art history courses, which include travel to major museums in the U.S., Europe and Mexico
- Art faculty mentorships for undergraduate students
- Annual Georgia state Art History Forum for Art History Majors
- Graduate assistantships in art education
- A variety of exhibition opportunities
What can I do after graduation, graduate school and job-wise?
- Graduates in Advertising Design have secured employment in art-related fields.
- Art Education majors have begun their teaching careers throughout Georgia.
- Studio graduates have secured employment in a variety of related areas.
- While there is no guarantee for art-related employment, the Department of Art feels strongly that the development of a strong portfolio reflective of the student's abilities as a young professional and good work habits are qualities that employers are seeking.
- Further Education
- Graduates have been accepted to graduate programs at the Medical College of Georgia (Medical Illustration), University of Notre Dame (Painting), University of Tennessee (Ceramics), Rochester Institute of Technology (Photography), Florida State University (Painting, Art History and Art Education), University of Georgia (Sculpture and Ceramics), Ohio State (Art History), University of Florida (Art Education), Southern Illinois University, University of Mass, Amherst (Sculpture), and the School of Visual Arts, NYC (Computer Art).
What kind of student organizations, clubs or honorary societies can I join?
- Student chapter of the National Art Education Association
- Kappa Pi, National Art Honor Society
- International Sculpture Center, University Member
What kind of facilities and equipment will be made available to me?
- Art History offers digital classrooms with a continually expanding digital library of images.
- Art Education offers spaces specifically for art education courses.
- Design spaces for Graphic Design.
- Computer facilities, PC and Mac.
- A computer lab designated for Graphic Design.
- A computer lab for Photography and Art Student usage.
- Fine arts studios in Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.
- Ceramics: Anagama wood-fired kiln, electric kilns, gas kilns, raku facilities.
- Sculpture: Foundry (Bronze, Aluminum, Pewter and Iron casting with Ceramic shell and bonded sand mold processes), Welding and metals fabrication, woodworking and general sculpture facilities.
- Painting and 2-D: Framing and Matting, Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic facilities.
- Printmaking: Intaglio, Lithography, Woodcut, Letter press Silkscreen and Book Arts facilities.
- Photography: Black and White, Color dark room, full digital and lighting facilities.
- Gallery space.
Does the faculty specialize in certain areas?
- Faculty are professional artists, designers and published art historians who pursue active rolls in their fields. The Department of Art faculty have exhibited works, published papers and designed work on a state, national and or international level, with works in numerous private and public collections.