Welcome to the Department of Art

The Department of Art offers four comprehensive undergraduate degree programs and opportunities designed to prepare students for professional involvement in a 21st century environment. In addition to traditional studio programs such as Drawing, Painting, Ceramics and Sculpture, the Department also offers instruction in Photography (traditional & digital), Art Education, Interior Design, Art History, and electronic media such as Animation, Graphic Design and Web Design.
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Twenty dedicated art faculty-mentors provide a dynamic and challenging learning experience to over 200 undergraduate majors in the department. Studio facilities, equipment & technologies are constantly upgraded, affording our students the most current experiences in the classroom and studio environment. For more information please visit the pages throughout the art web-site. To all potential students, I extend a warm welcome, and invite you to visit the department and campus. On behalf of the VSU faculty, staff and university community, we look forward to seeing you here.

Michael T Schmidt
Head of the Department of Art


Art Faculty Positions


The Department of Art invites applications for the following positions:

  • Assistant Professor of Art (Graphic Design), Tenure-Track:
    Position closed 3/13/15. Search in progress.
  • Lecturer in Art (Ceramics), Non Tenure-Track:
    Position closed 3/13/15. Search in progress.
  • Lecturer in Art (Art History), Non Tenure-Track:
    Position closed 3/13/15. Search in progress.

For position details/process visit:
VSU Human Resources web site: https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com

Draw Project Exhibition:

DrawProject 2014

Exhibition Dates & Drawing submission deadline: Coming Soon.
Opening Reception: 2016 TBA

Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts
527 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31601-4646
(229) 247-2787
Web - www.turnercenter.org

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The DRAWPROJECT is a VSU Department of Art exhibition and fundraising event hosted each year by our friends at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts. Money raised from this event supports scholarships that assist Valdosta State University Art students. The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts Scholarship is awarded annually to support a VSU junior art, design, or art education major for meritorious production in the classroom or studio, and a commitment to service within the community.
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2014-15 Fine Arts Gallery Exhibition Schedule

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Advising Questions? Find your advisor! 

Advising takes place each semester around mid-term: 
October (for Spring term) and March (for Summer & Fall terms).

Valdosta State University is an accredited institutional member of the
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Learn more at the official NASAD web-site.  |  NASAD Handbook >