Art and Design
School of Art and Design

Join the School of Art and Design and become a member of one of the most creative academic areas at Western Carolina University.

Our academic programs — Art Education, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Studio Art — allow you to choose a specific area of study and immerse yourself in it to become a successful professional artist. Academic advisors within the School of Art and Design are highly qualified to guide you in the courses required for the path you choose.

There are two areas of emphasis in the B.F.A. degree: Graphic Design and Studio. Graphic Design allows a concentrated study in contemporary graphic issues, ranging from traditional typography to motion graphics. The Studio emphasis presents in-depth studies in Printmaking/Book Arts, Photography, Painting/Drawing, Ceramics, and Sculpture. You will be exposed to professional practices in the field by meeting with professionals, using the latest technologies, and applying hands-on techniques and practices. While developing your artistic portfolio for the future you’ll also be encouraged to display your work in the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University and in off-campus venues.

Guiding the way are the members of our Art and Design Faculty, many of whom have followed this same path and made their mark as successful professionals and award-winning artists.

Through its fine scholarship program, the School of Art and Design is proud to support the efforts of its outstanding students. These scholarships are quite competitive, and those who win them can be justifiably proud.

If you have any questions, contact Art and Design.

Got your undergrad degree and looking for your next challenge?
Follow your art with the Master of Arts in Education, the Master of Arts in Teaching or the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art.




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