UWG Department Contact Information
Kevin Shunn, Department Chair
Clint Samples, Assistant Chair
Jeff Hammack, Office Manager
Mission Statement & Department Goals
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.
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 following 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 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 UWG Financial Aid Office: http://www.westga.edu/~finaid/
Five Year Departmental Class Rotation Schedule
Click here for a pdf of the department's class rotation schedule.
Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students
The Department of Art at the University of West Georgia provides an education in visual art that embraces traditional and contemporary art making and its appreciation. The department currently has approximately 300+ art majors from the west Georgia region, the metropolitan Atlanta area, and the broader state of Georgia.
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