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


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The Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track,
Assistant Professor of Art/Graphic Design, beginning 8/1/16.

A successful candidate will possess a commitment to excellence in teaching both traditional and emerging media to art and design students, a multidisciplinary approach to pedagogy and professional practice, collaboration with studio art / design faculty, scholarship and professional development, as well as department and university service. Teaching load is typically 3 studio courses per semester. This is a full-time, benefited position at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor - Art/Graphic Design.

Online application is required. Position is open until filled, Apply Now!
Review of applications begins January 4th, 2016. 

For complete position details, process and online application visit:

VSU Human Resources web site: https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com

DrawProject Exhibit/Auction, 1/11/16

DrawProject 2014

Drawing Submission Deadline: Wednesday December 23rd, 2015
Exhibition Dates: January 11 - February 24, 2016
Opening Reception/Auction Event: Monday January 11, 2016 from 5-7:30pm

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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Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery

VSU Gallery Logo 2015-16 Fine Arts Gallery Exhibition Schedule

Advising Information & Registration Questions? Find your advisor!
Make an appointment to see an academic advisor today!

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 >