The School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina boasts the
most comprehensive Visual Arts program in South Carolina. We offer undergraduate and
graduate degrees in Art Education, Art History, Studio Art, and Media Arts.
A dynamic and engaging webportal for current and prospective students.
Visiting Artist and Scholar Series 2019-2020
We've launched a crowdfunding campaign to help us renovate our courtyard.
Study Abroad with SVAD
Several faculty members are leading programs in Summer 2020.
2019 Holiday Art Sale
Our annual student-led holiday art sale is on November 21 & 22. Take home an original
work of art!
Faculty Search: Media Arts
We are accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in
It is an exciting time to be a student in the School of Visual Art and Design! Our
undergraduate and graduate students are engaged in hands-on art and media making,
teaching, and arts-related research of all kinds.
Our students are excelling in internships, studying abroad for immersive experiences
in art and culture, designing their senior thesis exhibitions, and participating in
Columbia, South Carolina’s thriving art scene that includes museums, galleries, community
art centers, a film festival and art house cinema, and so much more. A degree from the
School of Visual Art and Design will prepare you to launch your arts career.