CHANNEL YOUR PASSION, HONE YOUR TALENTS, BUILD YOUR CAREER
The School of Art & Design programs are NASAD accredited through Georgia State University, and feature an internationally active faculty with a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for professional careers in art, design, art history and art education. The school fosters critical thinking and dynamic artistic production within an interdisciplinary environment.
Studio art concentrations and emphases offered in undergraduate and graduate degrees include Ceramics, Drawing, Painting and Printmaking, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Textiles and Sculpture. Research and teaching degrees are offered in Art Education and Art History.
AFFORDABLE: M.F.A. tuition is waived, paid assistantships and stipends are available to graduate-level students, merit-based scholarships are offered within the school to undergraduate and graduate students.
URBAN: The downtown location encourages connections with local art networks, such as the High Museum of Art, Atlanta Contemporary, MOCA GA and a solid network of commercial galleries, alternative spaces and grassroots artist organizations. Alumni, faculty, and students are very involved in the expanding and ever-evolving scene of the international hub, having founded a number of artist-run organizations, nonprofits and creative publications.
GALLERY: The Welch School Galleries support the curriculum by curating regional, national and international art exhibitions throughout the year, while providing a venue for thesis exhibitions. The galleries host presentations and panel discussions, providing students with access to professional artists and scholars.
PROGRAMS: The Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series offers a year-round calendar of lectures that provides students with access to a diverse mix of renowned artists and scholars encouraging artistic discourse and leading studio critiques and workshops.
STUDIOS & RESOURCES: Students have access to 24-hour access to private & semi-private studio space, which allows for creative exploration and research in their area of study. Each area has discipline-speciﬁc studio spaces, which include a woodshop, metal shop, iron forge, 3D and laser cut printers, Adobe Creative Suite computer labs, wheel throwing and kilns, screen printing and litho presses, a dark room, dye stations, looms, sewing machines, plotters and more, all with 24-hour access. See the resources page for more information.
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School Director: Michael White
Associate Director: Tim Flowers
Business Manager: Candiss Addison
Public Relations Coordinator: Jac Kuntz
Administrative Coordinator: Liz Flamming
Gallery Director: Cynthia Farnell
Room 124 Art & Humanities Bldg.
10 Peachtree Center Avenue SE
Art & Humanities Building
Atlanta, GA 30303
Georgia State University
Ernest G. Welch School of
Art & Design
P.O. Box 3965
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3965