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South Carolina School of the Arts

Department of Art + Design

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With majors in Graphic Design, Art Education, 3D Studies, Photography, and Painting & Drawing, the Department of Art + Design can help you discover your options and define your creative path.

You’ll be guided by faculty artists and designers who are active in their respective fields. Our faculty includes Fulbright scholars, holders of prestigious arts fellowships and residencies, published authors, and artists who exhibit widely on regional, national, and international levels.

As a student, you’ll work with faculty in small studio classes focused on professional mentorship.

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About the Art + Design Department


Whether your goal is to become a practicing artist, creative director, commercial photographer, museum professional, teacher, or pursue graduate study, our goal is for you to graduate with the highest standards of an arts education. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), our programs prioritize three areas of your educational experience:

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Studio Training

Receive focused instruction on creative projects

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Technical &
Conceptual Skills

Strengthen your understanding of the tools and techniques used in art and design

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Expression & Community

Discover your creative voice and find your people


As a student in art and design, you’ll be part of a dynamic and inspiring community. Our program regularly hosts visiting artists and designers, holds exhibitions, conduct workshops, collaborates on community projects, takes field trips, and studies art and design abroad. You’ll have opportunities to exhibit your work both on and off campus and tailor studio projects to your creative interests. You’ll study the history of art and design while making connections to the world outside the classroom. There’s never been a more exciting time to be in a creative field and part of a creative community. We certainly think so, and think you will too.

Check out all that The South Carolina School of the Arts Art + Design programs have in store!

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BA in Art Education (K-12)

The Art Education concentration prepares you to transform classrooms into nurturing environments…

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BA in Art: 3D Studies

A dynamic program that will teach you the practice of ceramics and sculpture. You’ll learn about materials…

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BA in Art: Painting & Drawing

The Painting and Drawing concentration is a rigorous program that will immerse you in the…

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BA in Art: Photography

As a Photography student at Anderson University, you’ll learn current industry skills and best business practices…

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BFA in Graphic Design

As a Graphic Design major at Anderson University, you’ll learn to apply concept-driven creative processes to every project…

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Student Work

The skills and talents of our students grow as they go through our program. As a student you will receive well rounded instruction from professional working artists and designers. No matter the path you choose in the Department of Art + Design, your artistic abilities will mature as you prepare to enter the professional world of art and design.

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Michael Marks

Department of Art + Design Chair,
Associate Professor of Art
864.231.5541 | Email | Profile

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Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers

Associate Dean of SCSA, Professor of Art 864.231.2152 | Email | Profile

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Luke Anspach

Assistant Professor of Art,
Graphic Design
864.231.5757 | Email | Profile