Student placing photography on board


The Furman Art Department is a vibrant collaborative environment that encourages creative innovation and entrepreneurship analysis making and reflection. We are less interested in making students look like traditional art and art history majors that master one particular studio or historical area. We are focused on developing interdisciplinary creative thinkers and problem-solvers who are adaptable and successful in their lives outside of Furman.

Our primary goal is to support, encourage and mentor students through their educational pathways while championing the Arts.

Program Overview

From declaring your major to choosing from our diverse selection of courses, learn what's required to major in art history or studio arts.

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Student added color to a statue of a hawk
Wooden sculptures on display

Thompson Art Gallery

The Thompson Art Gallery features a variety of exhibitions throughout the academic year and is located in the Roe Art Building on Furman's campus.

See our Gallery and Workshop Schedule

Beyond These Walls: Senior Art Show 2020

"A Senior Show website was not exactly what we had initially envisioned as the platform to display our final projects. Much time, dedication, and long nights were spent over the past year creating pieces of artwork to display to Furman and the Greenville community in the Thompson Art Gallery. However, COVID-19 had other plans for us." - Class of 2020

View Beyond These Walls
Combination of several senior show artists

Student Experiences

Students connect coursework to meaningful experiences such as research, internships, study away and community learning projects.

Discover your experience
Students in a May X painting a mural
Lecturer giving presentation about design to students


Our small student-faculty ratio and diverse, talented team of professors and staff are the reason our art program is one of the most acclaimed in the Southeast.

Meet our faculty

Student Faculty Ratio
of Art Majors are double majors
of our Art Majors have had an internship by the time they have graduated

Design image of faces created from multiple photos

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