Facilities TourSuccessful art and design students require adequate space to explore, professional equipment to use when completing assignments, and state-of-the-art technology to ensure they are at the forefront of the design fields at all times. Providing students with the tools they need for success in their degree programs, the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art has four outstanding facilities filled with professional equipment and current technology.


Carruth Building

 Notable Equipment 

Carruth Building

Map: Carruth Building (.PDF)

Refurbished in 2011, the Graphic Communications Management (GCM) laboratory provides for integrated instruction in an industry-like production space. The lab has a state-of-the-art auto-plate loading Heidelburg press. Students can experience a range of print production processes including wide format printing, vinyl cutting, lithography, flexography, testing procedures, bindery, and finishing. Students completing the GCM program understand the process of printing, enabling them to be knowledgeable professionals in the industry.

Notable Equipment



Center for Art & Theatre, Georgia Southern University

Administration Hours 

Center for Art & Theatre

Map: Center for Art & Theatre (.PDF)

Constructed in 2008, the Center for Art & Theatre is a breathtaking venue for art exhibitions and events. With more than 5,000 square feet of galleries, the facility is located near historic Sweetheart Circle on Georgia Southern’s campus. Permanent collections include the diverse Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artists Collection and Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection. An active exhibition schedule features several annual student exhibitions that showcase student accomplishments and provide professional exhibition experience for all levels of BFSDoArt students.

For more information on gallery programming and to see what’s currently on display, visit the Center for Art & Theatre website.

Administrative Office Hours

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art administrative offices and galleries are open from 8 a.m.  - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Ceramic & Sculpture Studios; Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art

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Ceramics & Sculpture Building

Map: Ceramics & Sculpture Building (.PDF)

The Ceramics & Sculpture Building (2000) is a full service 3D environment with a creative workspace that features an abundant variety of kilns, metal production tools — including those for casting, welding, fabrication and forging — and clay, plaster, wood- and wax-working activities for the traditionalist.

For the contemporary artist, the studio is equipped with a rapid prototyping printer for Computer Automated Design (CAD) and Computer Automated Manufacturing (CAM). In addition, the building houses a glaze calculation laboratory with a ceramics yard for experimental kiln construction and firing.

Studio Technician Hours*

Studio Technician
Monday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday - closed -
Sunday - closed -


Notable Equipment

zCorp 3D Printer


Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art Visual Arts Building

Technician Hours | Available Software | Notable Equipment 

Map: Visual Arts Building (.PDF)

In addition to the Jewelry/Small Metals Studio and Graphic Communication Management (GCM) labs, the Visual Arts Building is home to the Foundations Program, Graphic Design, Art History, 2D, and 4D studios.

In Fall 2014, the Foundations Program will cut the ribbon to a new foundations wing that will be designated to the Area F studio courses, including 2D and 3D Foundation Studios.

GCM’s Screen and Specialty Print Lab is nestled next to the Print, Paper, and Book Arts studio, allowing for a perfect comparison of past and present printing techniques. Four computer labs are stocked with Apple’s Macintosh computers and loaded with the latest industry software. In addition, a Photo Shooting Studio, complete with backdrops, is available to students.
Lab Monitors facilitate student usage of open computer labs and the photography shooting lab.

On-site Studio Technicians monitor all studios for the health and wellbeing of students.

Lab Monitor / Studio Technician Hours*

Lab Monitor Studio Technician
Monday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday  - closed -  - closed -
Sunday  - closed -  - closed -


Available Software

After Effects Audition Bridge Dreamweaver Encore Fireworks Flash Illustrator InDesign Photoshop Prelude Premiere Speedgrade Acrobat  Cinema 4D Final Cut Motion 5 QuarkXpress  colormunki iLife Quicktime Silverlight Mixpad MorphX Blender Arduino ToonBoom

Notable Equipment

Apple iMac Wacom Tablets

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art • PO Box 8032 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5358 • art@georgiasouthern.edu