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  • 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 […]
  • 2017 Senior Show April 20, 2017
    From April 25th through May 12th senior graphic design and sculpture students will be showcasing work completed this semester in their capstone course. The show, one of the largest of the year showcases a variety projects ranging from brand development to games. Come by April 25th from 5-7pm for our opening reception.
  • DSVC National Student Show and Conference April 7, 2017
    On March 29th, 21 design students and one faculty member from the Southern Miss Art + Design Department traveled to Dallas TX. to take part in the 13th Annual National Student Show and Conference hosted by the Dallas Society of Visual Communicators. The conference, the largest of its type for students, boasts keynote speakers who […]

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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