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Art

Do you want to use art to tell stories and help others understand the world around them? Are you seeking to develop and perfect the skills necessary to become a professional artist?

This program from Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Department of Art & Design is a broad-based studio concentration for students interested in art that prepares you for many exciting career options. 

Augusta University’s Art program offers an opportunity like no other — one that provides several concentrations to allow you to learn the skills you need to enter the career that’s right for you.

Art is for you if you consider yourself

Creative and Expressive

 

What You'll Study

Coursework

With fewer requirements in studio arts, students have a great deal of flexibility to include a wide range of courses to suit their interests, including humanities, science, mathematics, social/behavioral classes, or foreign languages for a well-rounded education.

Course List | Track Sheet

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

The Department of Art and Design offers coursework taught by talented and experienced artists to prepare students for a creative future.

Students on this track can still learn from dynamic faculty with deep connections in the art world. However, unlike the BFA, this program allows students more flexibility in choosing coursework.

A Bachelor of Arts degree may be appealing because of its broad and well-rounded approach, which can offer versatility and options when seeking a career or a graduate degree.

 

Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.

 

Research Center

Pamplin College’s Center for Social Science Research involves students as active partners in research projects that assist local public and nonprofit agencies improve their effectiveness.

 

Student Publications

Student publications are an excellent way to find your voice and strengthen your portfolio, and Pamplin College has a wide range to get involved with.

 

Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs and organizations help you “plug in” to campus life in a way that can lead to meaningful connections, new interests and resume-enhancing experiences.

Your Future

Career Options

Graduates with a BA in Arts are prepared for many career opportunities, including fine artists, museum curators, graphic designers, art teachers, art directors, interior designers, and more. Graduates with this broader degree have desirable communications and reasoning skills that are critical to a wide range of careers. 

Profiles

Student Stories

Student smiles and hold sketchbook in art lab

Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Wide variety of in-demand concentrations prepares you for the career you want.

Dynamic campus with opportunities to interact in a multitude of collaborative ways.

State of the art facilities and technology provides the experience needed to step directly into your career.

The on-campus gallery and the department’s long history of hosting visiting artists and lecturers brings the greater art world to you.

man painting mural

‘Whatever it takes to inspire people to be creative’

Dozens of local artists, including several with ties to Augusta University, participated in the 5th Street Mural Project, sponsored by the Greater Augusta Arts Council.

Man plays trombone into microphone at outdoor concert.

Augusta University hosts Jags in the Park

The outdoor pops-style concert was organized as a tribute to Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, who will retire at the end of June.

artwork of a skull

Art student showcases work at Westobou’s MICRO Gallery through May 25

“When I first saw samples of Brigid's work, it was evident that she had a strong eye for detail, but it has been exciting to watch her develop as an artist," said Cyndy Epps.

Two college graduates wearing cap and gown hug in celebration.

Augusta University celebrates Spring 2024 graduates

More than 1,250 graduates were celebrated during Augusta University's 2024 commencement ceremonies.

Creativity, Discovery, Engagement

The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments.