Summer + Special Study Options

Make the most of your studies in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt)! Stick around during the summers to find exciting, one-of-a-kind courses or take the opportunity to study internationally with various art opportunities in countries from India to Ireland! The Department will also help you locate an internship that can give you valuable career experience to get your foot into the door for that dream job you have always wanted.

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Why are summers in the BFSDoArt so special? Summer semesters are the only time courses such as Figure Painting, Arts Education, Works off Paper, and Artist Residencies are offered! Keep an eye out for the unique summer courses the Department offers each year.

Summer 2015 Courses
ART 1000 Art in Life A general introduction to art and aesthetics and their role in human life and culture. Includes discussion and analysis of architecture, sculpture, painting, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, photography, design, and other art forms from various historical periods and world cultures.
ART 1010 Drawing I An introduction to the basic materials and methods of drawing. Students will develop skills in direct observations, composition, and techniques using still-life and natural forms.
ART 4190 Works On/Off Paper

An intensive exploration of drawing media with special focus on advanced levels of personal expression. Thematic content, style, and expressive interpretation are to be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor.

 ARTH 3435  African Art History Surveys the major themes, cultural groups, and art traditions of Africa. Focuses on materials, functions, meaning and the distinctive aesthetic values of cultural objects and their ritual significance in African societies.
 ARTH 4531  Contemporary Art History We will investigate issues pertaining to contemporary art such as place, memory, consumption, spirituality, identity, power, stories, loss and desire, time, humor, ecology and protest.
GCM 1321 Desktop Publishing This is a general course presenting the development, growth and influence of desktop publishing in today’s society. The course presents the various hardware and software used in desktop publishing, as well as technologies that have evolved from desktop publishing. Students are introduced to typography and typographic principles, digital photography, scanning, image resolution, photo editing, imposition and their correct use in the creation of both everyday and formal communications. Students learn what makes an aesthetically pleasing document in both formal and informal settings. Corequisite: GCM 1411
GCM 1411 Desktop Publishing Lab Through detailed instruction and problem solving activities, students use current desktop publishing hardware and software and apply various concepts learned in GCM 1321 (Desktop Publishing) including, drawing applications, page assembly, photo editing, digital photography, scanning, typography, aesthetics, image resolution and imposition. Corequisite: GCM 1321

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Gain insight to your culture by learning about other cultures around the world! Expand your worldview. Learn a new language. Enhance the value of your degree. Develop life skills. Network and make new friends from all over the globe. The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is delighted to offer a variety of locations for studying outside the normal studio setting each summer. Check out what exciting opportunities the Department has coming up this summer below!

BFSDoArt Summer Abroad Options

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is excited to offer a variety of locations (five, to be exact!) for studying outside the normal studio setting.  Don’t wait to sign up for these spectacular opportunities, space is limited!

Montpulciano, Italy
Course: Art in Life and Art of Italy (ART 1000 and ARTH 4435)
Approximate Cost:* $5400 (includes airfare, accommodations in apartments, five meals a week, and your excursions for class as well as emergency health insurance)
Why you need to go: Montepulciano is a scenic Tuscan hill town that is near Florence and Siena. During your course excursions, you will visit Rome, Florence, Pisa, Siena, and Assisi.  You’ll get to see firsthand the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s, Michelangelo’s David, the Leaning Tower of Pisa (amongst many other things.  During your free time (you have Friday-Sunday off), you can travel on your own to places like Venice and Pompeii.
BFSDoArt Faculty Advisor: Julia Fischer,
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Waterford, Ireland

Course: Drawing I  &  Art in Life (ART4590s & ART1000s)
Approximate Cost:* $4,800: Includes: Round-trip airfare from Atlanta to Ireland, transportation to and from the airport to the campus, lodging at the Waterford Institute of Technology, six meals per week, a primary health insurance policy providing coverage for medical expenses, all field trip transportation.
Why you need to go: Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city! Experience premier visitor sites throughout the spectacular “Sunny Southeast” of the Emerald Isle! Enjoy a hotel-based weekend in the breathtakingly beautiful Atlantic county of Kerry! By such means as two program trips to Dublin, examine and come to love the cultural and artistic treasures that have made historic Ireland a must-see destination for generations!
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BFSDoArt Faculty Advisor: Jessica Burke,

Attend a “Choose Ireland” information session this Friday, November 2 in the Forest Drive Building, Room 1311 at 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to find out more! Professor Walter O’Leary of the Irish host institution, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), will be the guest speaker presenting information on the summer study-in-Ireland program, which coincides with Term B at Georgia Southern. The event provides information about courses, scholarships, in-country travel, and much, much more! The ambition is to give you a real sense of Irish energy and hospitality. O’Leary has years of experience working with American students, and once you meet him you’ll understand why he’s one of WIT’s most respected and popular professors!

India, UAK, or United Kingdom

Course: Graphic Design Internship (ART 3731S)
Approximate Cost:* Paid Internship (student must cover airfare)
Why you need to go:  This particular course enables students to work with a professional team of designers, learn how to handle real life projects, explore cultural diversification and see the world. Most students are not well traveled and have limited exposure to the design world except through the World Wide Web. Design and its processes are not different in other parts of the world. What make the design different are the local culture, the environment, and its application.
Important Dates: 
11/30/12 – Portfolio review + feedback for internship
2/1/13 – Send portfolio to host offices
3/8/13 – Mandatory orientation
*Please note time and venue will be emailed to interested students.
BFSDoArt Faculty Advisor: Santanu Majumdar,

Montepulciano, Italy with Julia Fischer (Art in Life & Art of Italy)

Colonial America with Don Armel (History of Print)

Waterford, Ireland with Jessica Burke (Drawing I & Art in Life)

Sheffield, England with Derek Larson (Animation with Exhibition opportunities)

India, UAE and United Kingdom with Santanu Majumdar (Graphic Design Internship)


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btn_profdev_yllwWhile they are required for a GCM degree, all students in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) are encouraged to pursue internships. As our alumni can atest, interning provides valuable experience to achieving a successful career. Ask yourself, what will make your resume stand out amongst the crowd?


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Internship Course Credits
btn_advising_dgrnBS Graphic Communications Management
GCM 3735 (Graphic Communications Internship I; REQUIRED)
GCM 4736 (Graphic Communications Internship II)*
BFA Graphic Design
ART 3731 (Graphic Design Internship)* pre-req ART 3331
Exploratory Studio Course*
BA Art History/Studio Art
Exploratory Studio Course** Optional course used as an Exploratory Studio

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