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Art + Design

The Art + Design program begins the same for each art student – with foundational studio art classes in drawing, design, and art history that prepare students for the study of art or design at the University level.  As a sophomore, students participate in studio classes featuring a broad range of media including ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, and sculpture.  This important time of exploration gives students the insight to decide (or confirm) the direction for the remainder of his/her degree program.





Fathima Nazim-Starnes
Department Chair

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Department Awards

Awards are granted annually to outstanding university students from all disciplines during a ceremony each spring.

The following art award is presented by the university's Department of Visual Art:

  • Art Discipline Award
    Given annually by the visual arts faculty to the most outstanding major in art. The recipient must exhibit high academic achievement, a strong studio practice, and leadership within the Art Department.

Latest News

visitors at art walk
Lander Art Students Exhibit Work During Annual Art Walk

Thursday evening marked an important moment for Lander University art students. Students, families and friends gathered in Uptown Greenwood for the annual Art Walk, which showcased art and photography by Lander students across multiple locations.

13 April 2024
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Lander Art Gallery to Host BDes Senior Exhibition

The community is invited to join the Department of Art + Design at Lander University for a reception with student designers featured in the 2024 Senior BDes Exhibition Thursday, April 18 at 5 p.m.

05 April 2024
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Lander Art + Design to Host Annual Uptown Art Walk

The community is invited to join the Department of Art + Design at Lander University and Uptown Greenwood for the fourth annual Uptown Art Walk Thursday, April 11, beginning at 5 p.m.

03 April 2024