Our department focuses on developing students with technical proficiency in specific areas of studio art and art history, but also stresses an interdisciplinary approach to viewing and making art that emphasizes critical thinking and writing.

This inquiry-based program, combined with our talented faculty and small student-faculty ratio, is what makes us a top school in the Southeast. Our liberal arts approach fosters both creativity and entrepreneurial skills, which teach students how to make their work marketable. Our curriculum encourages double majors, with our students often partnering with the Business and Accounting, Communication Studies, English, or Psychology departments. Earning a solid income with a degree in art is possible for Furman graduates.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Our alumni are highly sought-after in all fields of art, from graphic design to art history.

Areas of Study

We encourage students to gain skills across media, offering courses in drawing, photography, painting, graphic design, ceramics, and sculpture. Art history courses provide training in visual literacy, teaching students how to decode and contextualize images as we cover global topics from antiquity to contemporary art. We also offer a range of experiential learning opportunities, on campus and with community partners.

Field of Study Declaration [PDF]

Furman Engaged

This annual spring event celebrates the diversity and creativity of Furman undergraduates with presentations and performances across the campus. Senior art studio majors have a chance to present their research and studio projects to our campus community. Generally, this event coincides with the opening of the Senior Studio Art Majors Thesis Exhibition. It is a great opportunity for students to share work and receive criticism and feedback. Our art history students share their research in public presentations in a special evening forum.

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