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SVAD Studio

The School of Visual Art and Design has a partnership with Stormwater Studios, an artist studio community in Columbia. Our own studio space, the SVAD Studio, provides an essential environment for students, faculty members, and visiting artists to develop new work, lead or participate in workshops, give talks, and exhibit their work. We’ve designed our studio to serve as a space to test new ideas and creative experiments, and to connect our students and visitors to the other resident artists. Through the SVAD Studio, we run an Artist Residency Program for local and nationally ranked artists several times a year. 

As a community-facing extension of the School of Visual Art and Design, we value a diverse range of voices and backgrounds and aim to enrich and contribute to the cultural vibrancy of the Columbia arts community. Join us for our programs to learn more about our project and mission.

Artist Residency Program

November 1 - November 29, 2021: Zachary Diaz

Student Exhibitions

The SVAD Studio will soon accept applications for Spring 2022.

Students will be able to apply for a  1-week exhibition in the SVAD Studio and upon acceptance will receive 24/7 access to the studio over their exhibition period. Students will be provided an online exhibition webpage at as part of their exhibition and must provide photos or videos to complete the virtual part of their exhibition. 


There are no programmed workshops at this time.


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.