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  • Graphic Design Field Trips November 20, 2017
     This week was a big week for our students filled with opportunities to see and experience design beyond the Hattiesburg campus. On Wednesday Nov. 15th close to 40 students and 3 of our design faculty traveled to LSU in Baton Rouge to view 2 great exhibitions on typography and to hear a lecture by one […]
  • New Train Kiln and Wood Firing November 10, 2017
    Congrats are in order for Professor Allen Chen and our amazing students for a successful wood firing in our new student built train kiln. The train kiln build was a part of an advanced ceramics course taught this summer by Professor Chen. The wood firing of the kiln, which took place during fall break in […]
  • 2017 National Juried Painting Exhibition Awards’ Night October 11, 2017
    On Friday, September 22nd, the Gallery of Art + Design hosted their awards ceremony for the National Juried Painting Exhibition. The night began with a lecture by Peter van Dyke, who was also the juror of the show. During his Lecture Peter van Dyke showed slides of his painting process, which was enlightening to the […]
  • New Student Organization of the Year May 1, 2017
    On Wednesday April 26th at the Annual SOAR Awards sponsored by the Southern Miss Office of Leadership and Student Involvement, the Creative Collective, our newest organization in SMAD was awarded The New Student Organization of the Year Award. The Creative Collective is a group of designers whose goal is to provide a community for design students […]

DEGREE AREAS


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DESIGN

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.

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PAINTING/DRAWING

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.

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SCULPTURE

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.

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ART B.A.

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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