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Columbus State University Department of Art

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With fourteen full-time faculty, the Columbus State University Department of Art is a premier destination for undergraduate study of art and art history, featuring state-of-the-art educational, studio, gallery, and performance facilities. Located on the RiverPark campus in Columbus, Georgia’s historic downtown, the Department has experienced enrollment growth of 20 percent in the last two years. Some distinctive features of our program:

  • Visiting Artists and Scholars Residency Program hosts national and international art professionals
  • A regular cycle of outstanding events including exhibitions, lectures, films, and workshops
  • Individual studios provided to undergraduate Thesis Exhibition students
  • Art Foundations core sequence designed to introduce professional practices and develop creative strategies and skills for a sustained career in visual arts
  • Internship opportunities build experience and leadership skills
  • Small classes with nationally and internationally recognized faculty
  • Advanced Placement (AP) credit offered in selected courses
  • Academic grant opportunities support research and creative activity
  • Honors College and Servant Leadership programs provide more opportunities
  • Travel scholarships and grants support study abroad and global understanding
  • Add-on certificates available in Visual Communication and Film Production

Commonly asked questions:

How do I apply for admission and when is the deadline?
Apply for admission here.

Do you require a portfolio for admission?
Not for admission, only for certain scholarships and degree milestones.

How do I apply for a scholarship?
Select from the dropdown menus on the left of this page to select your degree. Guidelines will populate for you to review.

Do you offer Graphic Design or Animation?
Yes, we offer both.

How do I arrange a tour of CSU?
Contact CSU Enrollment Services here.

How do I arrange a tour of the department?
Contact Administrative Assistant Dorie Krapf if you have general questions or would like to schedule a department-focused tour.

Do you provide Advanced Placement Credit?
Yes, please see the link here.

Do you have an Honors Program?
Yes, many art students participate in the Honors College.

For technical questions please review the Acceptd Applicant Support Help Desk.