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Visual Arts

We cultivate your creativity through artistic practice and research by challenging you to be reflective, have historical awareness, and respect the free exchange of ideas. Our dedicated faculty take an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning.

Portfolio Exhibition

Before graduation, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Fine Arts majors get to show off their work.

Departments & Programs

Major Minor Graduate
Visual Arts
Advertising Has Minor
Art History Has Major Has Minor
Arts Administration Has Minor
Cinematic Arts Has Major Has Minor
Film Studies Has Minor
Fine Arts (BA) Has Major Has Minor
Fine Arts (BFA) Has Major
Graphic Design (BA) Has Major Has Minor
Graphic Design (BFA) Has Major
Illustration Has Minor

Meet our Faculty

Diana Lodi

Diana Lodi

Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts

Chris Balaschak

Kenan Distinguished Professor of Art History, Department Chair Visual Arts
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Chris Smith

Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts

In the News

Piece of artwork depicting a sweing machine and desk lamp

Professor Sara Pedigo presented her solo exhibition "Apperceptions"

Arts and Design Department Chair Sara Pedigo recently traveled to Furman University to present her solo exhibition, “Apperceptions”.
Artist Olivia Block recording sounds at a shoreline

Olivia Block's site-specific sound installation to be unveiled at Crisp-Ellert

Artist and musician Olivia Block’s exhibition, “Four Channels,” will be a collaboration between CEAM and the GTM National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Meet Matthew Conner

The Passion Project aims to showcase individuals who are pursuing a degree while chasing their dreams. Our goal is to bring to light the dedication and drive that propels these students froward. Inspired by purpose, driven by passion.

Mathew Conor play video

The Passion Project: Matthew Conner