2021 Graphic Design Capstone Exhibition

A Message from professor John Mark Lawler:

The Senior Capstone Project represents an opportunity for advanced, individualized design research and study. During the capstone experience, students develop a project based on his or her own design interests and prior experiences acquired during their time in the Graphic Design program. This represents a culmination of the students development as a graphic designer after years of instruction, research and experimentation.

The capstone project is a semester-long, self-motivated project that provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate methodologies and concepts for solving functional, real-world problems. Each project begins with a proposal of study which includes a clear statement of intent, an outline of the study and a tentative agenda for the duration of the project. The capstone project is a research intensive experience that includes a research paper justifying design decisions made during the development process. Final designs produced during this experience exhibit a refined, sophisticated and professional body of work.

Date //

April 22 – May 31

Tickets //

All Museum events are free and open to the public.

Students //

Please select a student below to view their capstone exhibition page.
Irrie Catchings
Madison Copeland
Travis Cumbest
Kaejha Dee
Parker Estes
Christopher Garrett
Morgan Green
Caleb Guidry
Ryan Jones
Samantha Nguyen
Madelynn Payne
Alia Scott
Conner Smith
Johnica Thompson
Sanetha Townsend
Jamison Watson
Brittany Willard

Gallery Tour //

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About the Museum of Art

Our mission is to enrich the educational and cultural experience of the university and Hattiesburg community; while at the same time serving as an educational platform for students of the Art & Design program.

The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art was established in 1997 by The Mississippi Institute of Higher Learning Board of Trustees, as an expansion of the C.W. Woods Gallery founded in 1977.

In 2014, the Art & Design program and the Museum of Art moved to a new location in the historic George Hurst Building on Southern Drive. The newly completed Gallery of Art & Design, a 2000 sq.ft. contemporary art gallery in George Hurst, is now the primary exhibition space for the Art & Design program and Museum of Art exhibitions and events.


  • Jennifer Courts says:

    So proud of all your hard work! Best of luck in the future and keep in touch!

  • jay (: says:

    so proud of my classmates! our hard work has paid off!!

  • deanna douglas says:

    These young designers are incredible. There is not one who can’t work professionally. The maturity of their senior projects and especially their over all portfolios are some of the best representation possible for The University of Southern Mississippi. The expectation for their future is high. My simple wish for them is to be able to use this talent and knowledge in a way that brings them happiness and fulfillment. Southern Miss should be very proud of them just as I am.

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