dept info

Kevin Shunn, Department Chair
Office: Humanities 321

Clint Samples, Assistant Chair
Office: Humanities 326

Jeff Hammack, Department Associate
Office: Humanities 322

The Department of Art is housed in two locations: The Humanities Building and the new Visual Arts Building (VAB).

Humanities: Main Art Office, Art Education, Art History, Bobick Gallery, Graphic Design, Painting and Photography

Visual Arts Building: Ceramics, Printmaking and Sculpture

Campus Map

Parking Map (pdf)


The Department of Art seeks to provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities for intellectual, creative, personal, and technical development through quality teaching, scholarly inquiry, creative endeavor, and service for the public good. As such, the department’s mission is clearly part of and supports the overall institutional missions of the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of West Georgia, and the University System of Georgia.

The University of West Georgia Department of Art is a member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Mission Statement and Goals (pdf)

Department of Art faculty members are available and eager to make high school visits! To get more information or to schedule a visit, please contact:

Mark Schoon, Assistant Professor

Yes you can do something with an art degree-The world needs more creative thinkers and problemsolvers and that is exactly what art majors do! Check out our student success and some of their recent accomplishments!

UWG Dept. of Art Student Success! (pdf)


Each spring the Department of Art hosts a Student Scholarship Competition. During this competition the Department of Art awards financial aid based upon the review of applicants' portfolios. Cash awards are granted to students who display strong work and potential. Incoming freshmen are eligible to apply.

In addition, the scholarships listed to the right are available to art majors and have specific requirements such as areas of study and grade point average:

Portfolio submissions are required of all applicants for departmental scholarships and awards. Funding is also available to purchase student art work at the Annual Art Student Show. These works become part of the permanent collection of the Department of Art and are placed in public areas on campus. Other departments on campus purchase student work as well. The College of Education, School of Business, the Offices of the President and Vice President, and others have purchased work in the past. In addition, Art majors are eligible for all grants and scholarships offered by University of West Georgia.

For further information, contact the main Art Office (678-839-6521) or UWG Financial Aid Office.


Scholarship applications are due by March 3, 2014.

Current Student Scholarship Application form
Incoming Student/Transfer Scholarship Application form

Freshmen Scholarship Opportunities:

Additional Scholarship Opportunities: