Art Programs

Georgia Southwestern’s Art major offers both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree. Our B.A. program focuses on studio art skills as well as art history, from the prehistory to contemporary criticism. This program offers the flexibility of an art concentration along with a minor or certificate. The B.F.A. major provides an intensive experience in the practice, theory, and history of the visual arts, with a particular focus on professional-level training and concentrations in studio arts.

Art graduates are prepared to work in a broad spectrum of creative areas including the following:

  • Studio Artist
  • K-12 Art Educator
  • Freelance Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Advertising
  • Gallery Management
  • Photographer
  • Marketing
  • Pursue Graduate Degree


BA Curriculum          BFA Curriculum


Undergraduate Major

Studio Concentration, Glass

Fine Arts Building


Faculty & Staff

Glass Student

Not sure which discipline you'd like to study? Check out each of our concentrations.

Student Portfolio

All BFA and BA students fulfill the Sophomore Review requirement. This portfolio review occurs every Spring Semester for those students who have completed the majority of the foundations art courses: Drawing 1,2; 2D and 3D Design; Art Survey 1,2 or are transfer students bringing the equivalent basic art credits from another institution. Students are expected to present a gallery-ready portfolio of ten pieces that demonstrate proficiency in basic skills and indicate potential studio/degree direction. They are also required to submit as part of this review, a five-page research paper in which they locate their interests as indicated in their portfolios within the history of fine art from the past 50 years. Each participant is given a 15-20 minute critique by the art faculty that stresses basic progress and deficiencies with beginning level skills, craft, conceptual direction, and art historical research. The outcomes of this review are written and oral recommendations for students to remedy weaknesses seen in the portfolio and/or paper, pursue areas which show strong development, and suggest future directions.