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Student Experiences

Interested in a career in art criticism? Graphic illustration? Museum studies? At Furman, you can tailor your degree to prepare you for any job in the arts. Our studio art majors can choose from electives that include book arts, photography, and graphic design, while our research-heavy art history program trains students to be strong writers. Upperclassmen—and even some underclassmen—are assigned private loft spaces, providing an individual workspace to allow the creative juices flow. And the faculty-to-student ratio provides attention and collaboration unavailable at larger schools.

With a talented faculty, top-notch facilities and studios, a foundation in the liberal arts, and exciting opportunities to hone your skills through study away, research and internships, Furman’s art program will prepare you for any artistic endeavor.

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Global Experience

Furman art students often join national and international academic study abroad trips available through Furman's Study Away & International Education Office.

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Research and Internship

We encourage undergraduates to join faculty-led research projects and partner with a diverse array of studios, galleries, and companies looking for interns.

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Mentoring and Advising

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.

Discover our mentoring program