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Art, BFA

Do you want to use art to tell stories and help others understand the world around them?

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 art career that’s right for you, including general art, animation, digital and visual storytelling, graphic design, drawing/painting, sculpture/ceramics and printmaking/photography. This program from Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Department of Art & Design prepares students for many exciting career options.

Follow your artistic passion and join us today.

Art, BFA is for you if you consider yourself

Creative and Expressive

 

What You'll Study

Coursework

A Bachelor of Fine Arts has several concentrations, allowing you to have a professional career in art by giving you hands-on skills in the techniques and technologies of your chosen field.

Course List | Track Sheet

Focal Points

Concentrations

BFA with a concentration in Animation

https://www.augusta.edu/programs/animation-bfa.php

BFA with a concentration in Drawing & Painting

https://www.augusta.edu/programs/catalog/bfa-art-drawing-painting

BFA with a concentration in Graphic Design

https://www.augusta.edu/programs/graphic-design-bfa.php

BFA with a concentration in Printmaking & Photography

https://www.augusta.edu/programs/catalog/bfa-art-printmaking-photography

BFA with a concentration in Sculpture & Ceramics

https://www.augusta.edu/programs/catalog/bfa-art-sculpture-ceramics

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Dynamic faculty with deep connections in the art world bring in professional artists, designers, scholars and leaders from an array of fields to interact with students through lectures, workshops and critiques.

Taking advantage of our designation as one of Georgia’s four research universities, the department hosts a series of interactive talks sponsored by Leonardo: The International Institute for the Arts, Sciences and Technology that promote collaboration between the arts and sciences.

The Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art is located on campus and supports the arts and the department by promoting smart and relevant works by contemporary artists in all phases of their careers.

 

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

With the BFA concentrations, graduates are prepared to step into specific careers associated with their fields of study, including animation, graphic design and photography. All Art majors graduate with communications and reasoning skills that are critical to a wide range of careers.

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.