UGA Specific Information for Art

Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) are guided by accomplished artists/professors to pursue their goals in emphasis areas including Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Fabric Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metalwork, Photography, Printmaking & Book Arts, Scientific Illustration, and Sculpture. Students with a Bachelor of Arts degree (AB) in Interdisciplinary Art & Design (formerly AB Studio Art) are guided in this same way and have the opportunity to combine their interests in multiple fine art emphases and additional disciplines. Minors include: Art History, Studio Art, and Design & Media. 


The Ceramics program at the Lamar Dodd School of Art aims to help each student develop a personal style and individual expression using clay as his or her primary material. Both utilitarian and sculptural approaches are taught. Ceramics students develop a working knowledge of the various techniques of the ceramic process including clay and glaze formulation, kiln building and firing, throwing on the potter’s wheel, and numerous methods of hand forming. It exposes students to a wide range of contemporary and historical examples of ceramic art. Students at all levels are encouraged to enter competitive shows and attend workshops and national conferences.

Drawing & Painting

The Drawing and Painting program exposes students to a full range of aesthetic and intellectual pedagogy. Through research, experimentation, and critique, students master basic drawing and painting skills and begin to address art's relationship to contemporary issues and ideas. They investigate various types of media including charcoal, pastel, colored pencil, graphite, aqueous media, oil, and acrylic paint. Generous access to classroom and studio space supports student learning.

Fabric Design

The Fabric Design program allows students to learn the various aspects of fabric design. Courses include instruction in the design process, woven structure, surface printing, material exploration, and various non-woven techniques. The program emphasizes studies in drawing, painting, and color as a way of building the foundation for individual artistic expression.

Graphic Design

The Graphic Design area prepares students to communicate ideas and experiences across various media by integrating visual and textual content. Professional graphic design practice is diverse and dynamic; thus, the Graphic Design program of study stresses a strong grounding in design and communication fundamentals like typography, information hierarchy, concept development, and visual exploration.

Interior Design

The Interior Design program supports training in the field of interior design at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Interior Design is a service profession, that deals largely with people and their needs. There is a wide range of specialties in both, residential and non-residential design. Most of our graduates are affiliated with architectural and medium to large-scale non-residential interior design firms. Others pursue careers in residential design. A significant number seek advanced degrees in architectural, industrial, or interior design.

Jewelry & Metalwork

The Jewelry and Metalwork program is an inclusive program of study where students explore and develop technical competencies and conceptual directions. Through an intensive course of study, students gain an appreciation for the history and global trajectory within the field of jewelry and metalwork while also considering the larger arts, crafts, and design movements.

Photography & Expanded Media 

The Photography and Expanded Media program has a deep commitment to analog and digital technologies, and the intersection of the two, The areas span all lens-based practices; from darkroom processes to the latest in digital technology, video, sound, and installation. The program encourages all levels of students to generate innovative work within the medium. The program typically has approximately thirty undergraduate students and four full-time faculty who teach across the mediums. 

Printmaking & Book Arts

The Printmaking and Book Arts program develops technical competence in the diverse skills associated with most major fine-art printmaking processes. Such processes include intaglio, relief, screen printing, digital printing, letterpress, book arts, papermaking, and lithography. The area of Printmaking and Book Arts provides students with the opportunity to conduct intensive investigations in a professional studio environment. It encourages students to pursue exhibitions with professional galleries and juried competitions.

Scientific Illustration

The Scientific Illustration program at the Lamar Dodd School of Art instructs students in the use of artwork as a visual tool of communication in the service of education, specifically in the field of biological and medical illustration. The production of illustrations of measured accuracy, conceptualized illustrations, and diagrammatic illustrations enable communication between scientist and author, teacher and student, or physician and patient.


The program provides resources in order to explore process and material as a way to think critically about the production and reception of contemporary sculpture. For material investigation, students work in metal, wood, and casting, while considering the expanded field, including site specificity, video, performance, and computing.

Interdisciplinary Art & Design AB (formerly Studio Art)

The Interdisciplinary Art and Design program is a degree option that allows students to discover a variety of media and techniques associated with studio art and design disciplines while maintaining the flexibility to build a more interdisciplinary program of study through elective coursework outside of Art. The Interdisciplinary Art and Design degree is intended for students who wants to study art and design while having the ability to build a degree program with increased choice in academic and elective courses over a wider range of disciplines and offerings than is afforded by the more focused BFA programs



Class of 2023 Career Outcomes for Art*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

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O*NET Online – The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations.  

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Occupational Outlook Handbook – The OOH is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States.  

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Interstride - Interstride is an interactive tool for both international and domestic students to enhance their international experience and employment potential. The platform consists of job-listings, hiring trends, employer information, self-assessments, and up-to-date immigration guidance. 

Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies through "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees and job seekers.  

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2023 Art majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
62 Graphic Studio Designer
Accentrics Interiors Design Assistant
Agency Habitat Photo Stylist Intern
Alphacomm Junior Graphic Designer
Andrea Henzlik Design Design Assistant
Ankura Visual Communications Associate
Ankura Visual Communications Associate
Athletes First Graphic Designer
Banko Design LLC Junior Interior Designer
Barrier Benson Interior Design Interior Designer
BB+M Architecture Junior Interior Designer
BCG BrightHouse Design Intern
Beth Webb Interiors Junior Interior Designer
Between Pixels Graphic Designer
BLUR Workshop Designer
CertainTeed Architectural CAD Designer
Crosby Design Group Junior Interior Designer
Crosby Design Group Junior Interior Designer
Dallis Foshee Art Business Owner
Dillard's Inc. Textile Designer
Employer Not Specified Junior Interior Designer
Foundation for Hospital Art Coordinator of Volunteers
Hamilton County School District Elementary School Art Teacher
Hive Revenue Mastery Graphic Design Specialist
Holland & Sherry Junior Sales Representative
Jared Hughes Design Design Assistant
Knoll Design Associate
Mallory Mathison Inc. Interior Design Intern
Maniac Graphic Designer
Mingledorff's Graphic Designer
Oconee County School District Receptionist
Radio Flyer Visual Communications Designer
Railroad Software Visual Designer
Shane Meder-Black Sheep Interiors Interior Design Intern
Shaw Industries Graphic Design Intern
Sojorne Sales and Marketing Intern
Spelman College Art and Visual Culture Program Coordinator
Stantec Design Coordinator
The Buttery Shopkeeper
The Plaid Penguin Graphic Designer
The Spin Cycle Agency Digital Asset Manager
Tyrone Family Medicine Medical Assistant
University of Georgia Graphic Designer
University of Georgia Research Professional
University of Georgia Creative Intern
University of Georgia Web and Mobile Associate
UPS Associate
Vivid Vibe Studio Business Owner
Wieden + Kennedy Digital Retoucher
Wieden + Kennedy Digital Retoucher
Wiregrass Studio Architects Design Associate
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2023 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2023 Art majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Augusta University Master of Science Medical illustration, MS
Boston University Graphic Design, MFA
Clemson University Architecture, March
Georgia State University Physical Therapy, DPT
Tufts University Unspecified Master's Program
Washington University in St. Louis Fine Arts, MA
* denotes no responses received.