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  • Tad Carpenter Lecture March 9, 2018
    Last night we had the honor to host one of the most accomplished designers of our time, Tad Carpenter! All the thanks go to the USM Art+ Design department and USM’s RISE Creative student design agency. This unique event began with a tour of the Art + Design department building, allowing the students to interact […]
  • Visiting Artist Stacey Rathert March 9, 2018
    USM Art + Design has had the honor of hosting a three day art experience this week with the visiting artist, Stacey Rathert, all thanks to The Artist Guild for sponsoring this event! Stacey Rathert is a sculptor and an adjunct professor for sculpture at the University of Mississippi. The first and third day of […]
  • Lee Renninger Ceramics Workshop & Demonstration and Gallery Talk February 7, 2018
                          On Wednesday, January 31, we were honored by the return of Lee Renninger to lead a ceramics workshop and demonstration, and later on in the day, revisit her ceramic installations in the Gallery of Art + Design to give a gallery talk and speak […]
  • BOTANICA by Lee Renninger Opening Night January 26, 2018
    On Wednesday, January 24th, the USM Gallery of Art + Design opened its inaugural event of the year with a solo exhibition of Lee Renninger’s Botanica. Professor Stacy Reischman Fletcher opened the showing and introduced Lee Renninger. The Ben and Nan Stevens Fund was recognized and their representatives were awarded with framed prints of the event’s […]




Within our Graphic Design program, course work focuses on visual literacy; development of conceptual, aesthetic, and visualization skills; and creative problem solving. Students gain proficiency in traditional and computer design skills.



The objective of our Drawing and Painting program is to teach students an understanding of the expressive and investigative possibilities of the two-dimensional formal plastic arts. An open and ongoing dialogue about painting, drawing, and visual aesthetics is done in group criticism sessions as well as individual critique sessions.



Our Sculpture program offers our students a complete and well-rounded curriculum in the three dimensional art forms. Creative problem-solving in three-dimensional space and the history of the medium are the primary goals. It is important for the artist/student to be proficient in a wide range of materials and techniques.



Our bachelor of Arts in Art is designed to give the student the opportunity to study art in an intense setting, but also affords a broad liberal arts education. Core or foundation courses are required, as it is in the B.F.A. areas, but students may also take courses in other areas of the university.

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