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School of Visual Art and Design

For Students

Our School of Visual Art and Design students are hard at work making, building, documenting, and dreaming about the next big thing. Below are resources and useful links for School of Visual Art and Design students to support their work and studies. Below you will find ways in which they stay involved whether it be though university-recognized clubs, internships, and more.

The purpose of the Art History Club is to promote an interest in all things art and art history. We want to facilitate the discussion of art historical topics, plan community involvement projects, provide research and study help for art history students, invite guest speakers for lectures, and coordinate trips to museums, galleries and academic conferences.

The club is open to all majors and there are no dues or fees.

Club Instagram: @arthistoryclubsc

Meetings take place twice a month on Fridays, at 3:30 pm, in McMaster 239.

  • Vice President - Lindsay Wright,
  • Faculty Advisor - Anna Swartwood-House

Avant Grads provides an interface for graduate students to meet, converse, and attend events for the advocacy of visual art and art programming at the University of South Carolina. We encourage a community through an appreciation of the arts. Our club, which meets on a monthly basis, allows members to participate in trips to museums, art conferences, art walks, gallery openings, and much more. We also have regular group activities to foster our community of grad students. To raise club funds we hold events such as Open Studios as well as participate in SVAD's Annual Holiday Art Sale. We encourage members to attend a majority of the meetings we hold, in order to stay up to date on club activities and discussion.

Avant Grads is open to individuals from all disciplines. In order to be a member an individual must be enrolled in a graduate program at the University of South Carolina. Any UofSC graduate student may be a member and participate in club activities.

Fees: $10/semester

Meeting times and locations are subject to change on a month to month basis. If you're interested in joining us, please reach out to us on social media or by emailing the current club President to find out when the next meeting or event is.

  • President - Kayla Olive,
  • Vice President - Roberto De Leon
  • Treasurer - Tyler Casamassa
  • Advisor- Anna Toptchi

The purpose of Ink and Paper is to help support student printmakers by raising money for conferences and educational field trips, and to bring in visiting guest artists.

  • President - Daniel Williams,
  • Faculty Advisor - Mary Advisor

The anime club of the University of South Carolina - Columbia. You can come in at anytime and feel free to jump into any of the competition, games, or chat with fellow members.

  • Faculty Advisor - Northrop Davis

Providing a professional art education community for future art teachers.

  • Treasurer - Hannah Rockholz
  • Faculty Advisor - Olga Ivashkevich 

Provides hands-on experience in video production, editing, and distribution for several genres of media.

  • Executive Producer - Zach Spencer,

A student-led group of artist practicing their deisired medium. They express creativity through drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and so on.

  • President - Kobe Little,
  • Faculty Advisor - Sara Schneckloth

 Joins students from both the media arts and theatre departments to create content involving manga production, voice over acting, and direction. Students have the option of displaying this work on their "We Make Manga" website.

  • President - Ben Green
  • Faculty Advisor - Northrop Davis


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