Picture a career as a professional visual artist as you develop your creative vision and technical skills in a supportive learning environment.
As a B.F.A. student, you will have access to a dedicated group studio and draw inspiration from a community of dedicated artists. The drawing track is perfect if you wish to study fine or commercial arts.
Be mentored by faculty members who are accomplished artists themselves, and receive a comprehensive education in techniques.
Emphasis on Creativity
Explore your unique artistic vision and develop your own style through intensive coursework and studio sessions.
Receive real-life professional training by developing and exhibiting a portfolio of original artwork.
Diverse Student Body
Learn from and collaborate with students from different backgrounds and cultures, and broaden your artistic horizons.
What You’ll Study
Our intermediate, advanced and capstone drawing courses allow students to develop their unique creative vision and portfolios while working across numerous drawing techniques and styles. You will also have access to a growing arts community that includes the Columbia Museum of Art, the 701 Center for Contemporary Art and neighborhood initiatives.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Demonstrating proficiency and talent in creating, expressing and interpreting visual or performing arts
Attention to Detail
Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project
Adapting to changing circumstances and being open to new ideas and approaches
Thinking imaginatively, generating original ideas and expressing unique perspectives through art and innovation
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Art Director
- Museum or Gallery Professional
- Art Consultant
Job Titles of Alumni
- Art Director
- Creative Director
- Fine Artist
- Principal Creative
- Shop Manager / Tattoo Apprentice
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $66,398
- Art Studios
- Creative Industries
- Design Studios
- Animation Studios
Employers of Alumni
- Richland Library
- Hubbell Incorporated
- University of South Carolina
- Gupta Media