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New Article on Nam June Paik by Assistant Professor Byeongwon Ha published in Leonardo Music Journal

Assistant Professor Meena Khalili wins National 2019 Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design

Professor Andrew Graciano Gets London's National Portrait Gallery to Change Portrait Identification

Heimat/Home: The 2019 Columbia-Kaiserslautern Artists Exchange

SVAD Faculty Members Selected for 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial

SVAD Graphic Design and Printmaking Team Up with UofSC Women's Soccer Team

Rebecca Boyd awarded the Ada B. Thomas Outstanding Advisor Award for the 2018-2019 year

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon with the Columbia Museum of Art

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon brought contributors to the Columbia Museum of Art for an afternoon of writing and editing on cis, trans, and non-gender binary artists, feminism, and the arts.

Professor Virginia Scotchie Awarded a South Arts State Fellowship for Visual Arts

Professor Kathleen Robbins's Photographs in "Southbound" Exhibition

Professor Olga Ivashkevich Discusses the Power of Community-Based Research

Undergraduate Research Award Presented to Art History Student Eric Friendly

SVAD Students Collaborate on Digital Piranesi Project

Professor Virginia Scotchie, 2019 Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award

Mana Hewitt: Persistence

Welcome to our New Faculty Members

2018 Holiday Art Sale

The School of Visual Art and Design invites USC students, faculty and staff to stop by the annual Holiday Art Sale on Thursday and Friday, November 15th & 16th, 2018, where SVAD students, faculty, and local artists will be selling their artwork.

Plant Robots Mix Art and Ecology

Fired Up: An Article About The School of Visual Art and Design's Ceramic Program

"Virginia Scotchie, head of ceramics in the university's School of Visual Art and Design, has been teaching ceramics for years, but she still gets excited by the energy students have when they realize what they can make with clay...". READ MORE

Ceramics Professor Featured in Article

Virginia Scotchie was featured in article about her work

Professor's Book Referenced in International Newspaper

Associate Professor Northrop Davis was quoted, and his book Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood was referenced in an article that came out today in France’s highly respected and important Le Monde newspaper.

SVAD/Media Arts Manga Class and Club students present their projects at Nashi Con

On Sunday April 2, 2017 at 11 A.M. to noon, the new USC student club Wemakemanga Productions will present their plans for the club, website and manga class to the SC manga/anime community along with Prof. Davis at Nashi Con at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

SVAD Student's Work Featured in Garnet and Black

Senior BFA student Lauren Chapman's stunning paintings featured in Garnet and Black magazine. Look for Lauren's upcoming BFA show!

Architectural Courses Featured

Lydia Brandt's courses in architectural history and preservation featured in College of Arts and Sciences magazine, In Focus.

Media Arts alum Justin King featured in The State newspaper

Justin King (Media Arts, '10) was recently featured in The State newspaper for his work as USC’s new Associate Athletics Director for New and Creative Media.


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