Academic Programs

Academic Affairs Division

Art and Design
(Last Modified September 20, 2017)

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

University System Accredited Program(s)

Augusta University
Scott Thorp, Chair, Department of Art and Design
Telephone: 706 – 667 - 4888
Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts - 4 years: Art (Drawing/Painting, General, Photography/Printmaking, Sculpture/Ceramics)
Bachelor of Fine Arts – 4 years: Studio Art (Graphic Design)
Date of Initial Accreditation: October 1, 2002
Year of Most Comprehensive Review: 2013
Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2022 - 2023

Columbus State University
Joe Sanders, Chair, Department of Art
Telephone: 706 – 507 - 8302
Bachelor of Fine Arts - 4 years: Art
Bachelor of Science - 4 years: Art Education
Master of Education - 2 years: Art Education
Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Art
Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Art History
Master of Arts in Teaching - 1 year: Art Education (certification)
Date of Initial Accreditation: April 1, 2001
Year of Most Comprehensive Review: 2013
Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2022 - 2023

Georgia Institute of Technology
Jim Budd, Chair, School of Industrial Design
Telephone: 404 – 894 - 4874
Bachelor of Science - 4 years: Industrial Design
Master of Industrial Design - 2 years
Date of Initial Accreditation: October 1, 2004
Year of Most Comprehensive Review: 2012
Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2021 - 2022

Georgia Southern University
Robert Farber, Chair, Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art
Telephone: 912 – 478 - 5472
Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Studio Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts - 4 years: Studio Arts (Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture); 2-D Studio Art; 3-D Studio Art; Graphic Design
Bachelor of Science - 4 years: Interior Design
Master of Fine Arts - 3 years: Studio Arts (2-D, 3-D); Graphic Design
Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Art History; Studio Arts.
Date of Initial Accreditation: September 1, 1996
Year of Most Comprehensive Review: 2015
Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2023 - 2024

Georgia State University
Michael White, Director, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design
Telephone: 404 – 413 - 5228
Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Art History; Studio Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts - 4 years: Art Education; Studio (Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles)
Master of Art Education - 2 years
Master of Arts - 2 years: Art History
Master of Fine Arts - 3 years: Ceramics; Drawing and Painting; Graphic Design; Interior Design; Photography; Printmaking; Sculpture; Textiles
Master of Arts in Teaching – 2 years; Art Education
Doctor of Education - 4 to 6 years: Curriculum and Instruction (Art Education)
Date of Initial Accreditation: September 1, 1977
Year of Most Comprehensive Review: 2010
Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2020 - 2021

Kennesaw State University
Geo Sipp, Director, School of Art and Design
Telephone: 770 – 423 - 6139
Bachelor of Fine Arts - 4 years: Art (Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Graphic Communications, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture)
Bachelor of Science - 4 years: Art Education
Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Art History
Master of Arts in Teaching - 2 years: Art Education
Date of Initial Accreditation: October 1, 2002
Year of Most Comprehensive Review: 2008
Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2017 - 2018

University of Georgia
Chris Garvin, Director, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Telephone: 706 – 542 - 1600
Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Art History; Studio Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts - 4 to 5 years: Art (Art Education, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Fabric Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metalwork, Photography, Printmaking, Scientific Illustration, Sculpture)
Doctor of Education- 2 to 5 years: Art Education
Doctor of Philosophy - 2 to 5 years: Art (Art Education, Art History)
Master of Art Education – 1 ½ to 2 years
Master of Arts - 2 years: Art History
Master of Fine Arts - 2 to 3 years: Art (Ceramics, Drawing, Fabric Design, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture)
Specialist in Education - 2 to 5 years: Art Education
Date of Initial Accreditation: September 1, 1997
Year of Most Comprehensive Review: 2008
Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2019 – 2020

University of West Georgia
Kevin Shunn, Chair, Department of Art
Telephone (678) 839-6521
Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Studio Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts - 4 years: Art (Ceramics, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture); Art Education
Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Art History
Date of Initial Accreditation: October 1, 1998
Year of Most Comprehensive Review: 2013
Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2023 - 2024

University of North Georgia
Pamela Sachant, Head, Department of Visual Arts
Telephone: 706 – 864 - 1512
Dahlonega Campus
Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Art (Studio Art)
Bachelor of Science - 4 years: Art Education (K-12 Certification: Art Marketing
Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Studio Art (Digital Arts, Graphic Design)
Gainesville Campus
Associate of Arts – 2 years: Associate of Arts
Bachelor of Arts – 4 years: Ceramics, Sculpture, Paint
Date of Initial Accreditation: October 1, 2015
Year of Most Comprehensive Review: 2014
Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2020 – 2021

Valdosta State University
Arthur Blake Pearce, Dean, College of the Arts
Hollis Barnett, Interim Head, Department of Art and Design
Telephone: 229 – 333 - 5835
Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts - 4 years: Art; Art Education; Interior Design
Date of Initial Accreditation: September 1, 1992
Year of Most Comprehensive Review: 2014
Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2020 - 2021