dept info

Kevin Shunn, Department Chair
Office: Humanities 321

Clint Samples, Assistant Chair
Office: Humanities 326

Jeff Hammack, Department Associate
Office: Humanities 322

Caitlyn Weathers, Office Assistant
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
Art 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)

Incoming Freshmen Scholarships
Incoming Freshmen Scholarships (pdf)
See "Current Student Information" section below for more info on department scholarships.

AP/IB Test Score Equivalencies
AP/IB Test Score Equivalencies (pdf)

Student Success
Student Success (pdf)

What can you do with an Art Degree?
What can you do with an Art Degree? (pdf)


Department of Art faculty members are available and eager to schedule prospective student or high school visits! The department has hosted art students from Carrollton High School, Buford High School, and Paulding County High School to name a few. Art faculty have also made visits to Northgate High, Mount Zion High, and East Coweta High School.

To get more information or to schedule a visit, please contact:

Mark Schoon, Assistant Professor


Scholarship Information for Current Students
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 list of current scholarships 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 Juried Student Art Exhibition. 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.

Scholarship applications are due at the beginning of March each year.

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


Held each semester, several weeks prior to registration. Contact the art office for specific dates. See also "Quick Links" in Areas of Study for advising help. Check with the art office if you need advising help.

Art Incend/Carve on the Quad Events
Last week in October. Check with the art office for specific dates.

Juried Student Art Exhibtion
Held each spring semester. Call for submissions in January.

The Eclectic
Call for submissions held each January.