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The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) at Georgia Southern University is committed to offering quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students to become professional artists, designers, art historians, and industry executives.

Offering a comprehensive curriculum encompassing the practical, theoretical and historical aspects of the visual arts, the BFSDoArt is recognized as an accredited member National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and is currently pending accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC).

With six undergraduate degree program options and three in the graduate level, BFSDoArt students are given the opportunity to select a course of study that best challenges and interests them. Georgia Southern students can also choose to enhance their degrees by choosing to minor in Graphics Communications Management (GCM), Art History, Graphic Design, or Studio Art. To assist with tuition and supply costs, the BFSDoArt offers over 15 scholarships, two specifically for incoming freshman.

Aside from a challenging academic schedule, the BFSDoArt offers students numerous opportunities for future career development as well as community engagement. Students from the department host events such as the fall Empty Bowl Project benefitting the local food bank, ArtsFest promoting family fun and arts education, and several art sales to allow students the opportunity to showcase and sell their work.

Gallery programming, housed in the Center for Art & Theatre, and visiting artists/lecture series provide students with contemporary art inspiration and experience. During their course of study, B.F.A. and B.A. students are also given the opportunity to exhibit their own works in shows such as the Graphic Design Portfolio Review, Juried Undergraduate Show, and the Form & Content foundation art show.

Undergraduate Degrees  icon_externallink_ppl
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA):
    Art History & Studio Art
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA):
    2D , 3D & Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Science (BS):
    Graphic Communications Management

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Graduate Degrees icon_externallink_blue
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA):
    2D, 3D & Graphic Design

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