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Bachelor of Arts

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art offers two Bachelor of Arts programs on the Statesboro and the Armstrong Campuses. Students may choose to specialize in studio art or art history. Students pursuing a BA are required to complete the Foundations Program before starting their degree coursework. This exciting first year provides an intellectually rigorous, studio-based experience in the fundamental issues of art and design. Students work through a series of learning experiences designed to address traditional, interdisciplinary, and innovative approaches to technical and conceptual practices.

B.A. in Art, Art History Concentration

The Bachelor of Arts in Art History degree program provides you with an interdisciplinary understanding of artworks, visual experience, and material objects from diverse periods, cultures and media. Furthermore, scholarly investigation and analysis of visual styles, cultural movements, and social evidence in the history of art sustains a greater understanding of civilization. Introductory level courses encourage your basic understanding and appreciation of works of art. Accordingly, the advanced curriculum offers a more intensive and specialized knowledge of art history, providing an opportunity for you to pursue a broad range of cultural and historical genres in the field.

Students attending the bachelor degree in art history program have access to numerous databases including JSTOR, Bibliography of the History of Art, Oxford Art Online, and Arts and Humanities Database as well as many reference sources and books at Georgia Southern’s libraries. The BFSDoArt also has two library liaisons who assist in students’ research efforts. 


B.A. in Art, Studio Art Concentration

The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art degree program provides you with a comprehensive survey of experiences in the visual arts through coursework in art history and multiple studio arts including:

  • Animation and New Media
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Fibers
  • Graphic Design
  • Jewelry and Small Metals
  • Photography and Digital Imaging
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

This overview provides you with broader training than the focused B.F.A.s in 2D Studios and 3D Studios.

Coursework fosters critical thinking and conceptual development through creative studio production and art historical framework. Studio Art majors like you combine their studies with a minor in areas such as psychology, business, or foreign languages to pursue studio art jobs in art therapy, art administration, arts business management, or international studies, in addition to professional studio art careers.

Program Features

Our students have many opportunities for internships, exhibition venues and contact with other student artists. Armstrong is located in Savannah, which is a city that is rapidly becoming a center for the study of the arts. While the University is a large institution, classes are generally small. Therefore, art students get personalized attention from qualified professors in an excellent academic environment.


The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art currently does not require portfolios to be admitted to our undergraduate programs. However, some programs, such as Graphic Design, require students to pass a Portfolio Review at the end of the second year.

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Last updated: 6/17/2022