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School of Visual Art and Design

For Students

Our School of Visual Art and Design students are hard at work making, building, documenting, and dreaming about the next big thing. Below are resources and useful links for School of Visual Art and Design students to support their work and studies. Stay involved, whether it be through university-recognized clubs, internships, or more.


Our degree programs can prepare you for successful work and careers in many art, design, media, and culture fields. We encourage our students to find internships in an area of interest. The Career Center can help you prepare for an internship, and Handshake can help you find and apply for an internship in the Columbia area. There are two internship courses for the school: SVAD 499 (for students in media arts and studio art) and ARTH 503 (for students in art history). Speak with your advisor to learn how to enroll. 


The School of Visual Art and Design fosters a sense of community in the arts. With connections to the Columbia Museum of Art, the Nickelodeon Theater, the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, the Moving Image Research Collections, and interdisciplinary programs at the university, you can gain exposure to new and exciting ideas, programs, and visitors from all fields of practice and study. 

Student Organizations

The GD+I Club is a student group focused on providing support, connections, and professional development opportunities for all students passionate about graphic design and illustration. Their goal is to create a collaborative and inclusive community, while promoting the GD+I BFA Concentration at USC's School of Visual Art and Design and enhancing students' skills beyond the classroom.

Learn more by contacting or via their Instagram @uofsc_gdiclub.

The anime club of the University of South Carolina - Columbia. You can come in at anytime and feel free to jump into any of the competition, games, or chat with fellow members.

Providing a professional art education community for future art teachers.

  • Co-presidents: Jessica Rogers & Sophie Vigeant 
  • Vice president: Kaitlyn Martin 
  • Co-treasurers: Allison van Delan & Anna Kamorroff 
  • Secretary: Skylar Eubanks 
  • Advisor: Hyunji Kwon 

Students pitch and produce collaborative media projects in narrative, documentary, and animation. Students gain great experience outside of the classroom in video production, editing, and distribution. Learn more via their Instagram site, @1080cproductions.

SVAD Media Services

Learn more about Media Services and equipment checkout.

SVAD Student Opportunities and Resources

Learn about taking advantage of your education experience at USC. Find ways to make the most of your major!

Study Abroad

Explore all USC programs abroad, and ask about SVAD faculty-led summer programs.

Writing Center

The university's Writing Center offers free services for all students, faculty, and staff.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.