Our Faculty Leads
The School of Visual Art and Design is currently searching for qualified candidates
to fill the following positions:
Assistant Professor, Studio Art / Graphic Design
Assistant Professor, Media Arts / Creative Coding
Our faculty members possess national and international reputations in their areas of expertise and are
a cohesive group of cutting-edge professionals dedicated to art and teaching. We have
32 full-time faculty members, all with terminal degrees in their fields.
In the last five years, our faculty members have participated in more than 320 fine
art exhibitions, held 175 screenings of films, video, and media art, and published
10 scholarly books, 42 articles or book chapters, and several screenplays. They share
their passion for art with you, making SVAD a dynamic place to learn and grow.
Our Programs Inspire
Undergraduate students interested in art history, studio art, and media art can pursue the Bachelor of Arts
(BFA) with a general major. Undergraduate students interested in teaching can earn
the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education. For practicing or aspiring artists, a
BFA in Studio Art is available with more intense concentrations.
Graduate students can pursue one of seven degrees in our department: the Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education (M.A.T.), the M.A. in Art Education,
the Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Art Education (I.M.A.), the M.A. in Art History,
the M.A. in Art Studio, the Master of Fine Arts in Art Studio (M.F.A.) or the M.A.
in Media Arts.
December 12- December 20: BFA thesis exhibition, Fleeting Nature, by Savannah Cagle at Stormwater Studios (413 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC).
Opening reception: December 14th, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Stormwater Studios (413 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC).
6pm - 8pm. Free and open to the public.
January 14: First day of Spring Semester classes. Welcome back!
January 17- February 21: Lauren Kalman: Devices for Filling a Void
McMaster Gallery, School of Visual Art and Design
Opening Reception: January 24th, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
Devices for Filling a Void combines jewelry with forms of reconstructive surgical devices that is used to hold
the flesh in place as it heals. Through the use of the semiotics of gold, this work
visualizes the aesthetic, social, and ethical implications of the medicalization of
beauty, adornment, and sexuality .
January 18: First year graduate student critiques (open to students and faculty only).
February 8: Visiting Artist and Scholar Miranda Banks
Miranda Banks is Associate Professor of American Film and Television at Emerson College.