The Lamar Dodd School of Art is one of the largest university art programs in the nation. With over 950 undergraduate art majors and 120 graduate students, the School’s faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the highest level of instruction in studio art, design, art education, and art history. With its nationally recognized faculty of artists and scholars, a significant visiting artist/scholar series, and an excellent art museum and library, the MFA program is well-established and dynamic. While areas of concentration are offered in ceramics, drawing and painting, fabric design, interior design, jewelry and metalwork, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, MFA students are allowed the freedom to explore across all media and expanded forms of art consistent with contemporary practice. Athens is consistently ranked among the best college towns in the nation, and the MFA program was ranked among the top 37 programs in the country by US News and World Report. In addition to its on-campus facilities, the School also has a year-round Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy that has served over 4,000 students from 400 American institutions since its inception in 1969. More recently the School has expanded the international opportunities for study in art to include programs in Costa Rica and Ghana.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges