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 creativity alongside an entrepreneurial mindset that prepares students to be innovative problem solvers. Our flexible curriculum encourages double majors, with our students often partnering with studies in Business and Accounting, Communication Studies, English, Psychology, or Sustainable Science. Understanding how images communicate messages is a vital 21st–century skill, so no matter your post–graduate plans, earning a solid income with a degree in art or art history is possible for Furman graduates.