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School of Visual Art and Design

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A degree from the University of South Carolina will launch your arts career. Our programs cover a diverse range of arts practices and research and will inspire you to pursue great ideas. Enroll in one of our programs to fuel your passions and interests in the expanding world of visual art.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum includes the four major artistic disciplines of art education, art history,  studio art, and media arts. 



Our degree programs can prepare you for successful work and careers in many fields. We encourage our students to find internships in an area of interest. The UofSC Career Center can help you prepare for an internship, and Handshake can help you find and apply for an internship in the Columbia area.



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 Moving Image Research Collections, and interdisciplinary programs at the university, you'll be exposed to new and exciting ideas, programs, and visitors from all fields of practice and study. 

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.