Preparing for Spring 2012
Wondering when you can register for classes?
Worried about missing the payment deadline?
When is Spring Break?
Consider taking part in an art-led Study Away or Study Abroad trip this academic year!
Trips to Prague and Rome are in the works for Spring and Summer, 2012.
Join the art department at the artist talks and gallery receptions this year!
See the full 2011-12 Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art calendar below:
Considering Art at Augusta State University
Why Choose Us?
Our nationally exhibiting and publishing art faculty is dedicated to guiding you on your way to professional art graduate programs and other professional opportunities. Our class sizes allow for personalized attention from our friendly and accessible faculty. Students are encouraged to participate in exciting study-abroad courses and an active visting artist program. Our students benefit from:
- Small class size
- Individual attention
- Art scholarships
- Visiting artist programs
- Departmental gallery
- Student exhibition opportunities
ASU's art programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Our Mission to You
The Department of Art at Augusta State University offers its students a strong professional foundation in the visual arts and art history set within a public liberal arts university. The Department is committed to providing an excellent learning environment for students, furthering the advancement of knowledge within the visual arts and art history, and enhancing the understanding and appreciation of art within our community. Through small, intensive classes taught by faculty who exhibit and publish their work regionally and nationally, students earn degrees that prepare them for graduate study and other professional career opportunities. In order to provide quality instruction, the Department is committed to obtaining and maintaining appropriate facilities and equipment, supporting our faculty in their creative research endeavors, and maintaining and developing our exhibition program in the Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art. We enrich the visual arts in our community through our exhibition program, by teaching in ASU's Humanities Program, and by collaborating with local art institutions and groups.
Becoming an Art Major or Minor
Students may declare an art major at any time on Elroy or at the Registrar's office. Afterwards, notify the art department office (706.667.4888) and you will be assigned a full-time art professor as an advisor. Your advisor will consult with you every semester to assist in class selection, future planning, and Portfolio Review preparation. All art majors participate in Portfolio Review, successful completion of which results in admission to Senior Exhibition, the capstone course for all art majors. As part of the capstone course, all majors will present a public exhibition of their work.