Art and Art History

Our curriculum emphasizes three things: the connections between art-making and art history, the study of non-Western art and the importance of critical thinking and writing skills. Students acquire skills in visual analysis, familiarity with different approaches to the interpretation of works of art and training in the techniques of research in the humanities.

Jessica Scott-Felder

Meet Professor Jessica Scott-Felder

Jessica Scott-Felder, assistant professor and studio coordinator of studio art, is a visual and performance artist from Atlanta, Georgia. She teaches drawing, design, figure drawing, painting and printmaking. She completed her undergraduate studies in studio art at Spelman College and earned an MFA in drawing, painting and printmaking from Georgia State University. She also studied experimental printmaking at the Santa Reparata School of Art in Florence, Italy.

MacKenna Smith ’20

Meet MacKenna Smith ’20

MacKenna Smith completed a double major in art history and chemistry. Upon graduating, she also received the departmental honor award for art history. During her senior year, she participated in an internship with The Johnson Collection, curating an exhibit titled “Care Through Conservation: Behind the Scenes at The Johnson Collection.” After graduating, Smith relocated to Chicago, Ill., and began work in architectural restoration.

Recent graduates in art history and studio art are working with:

Clemson University
Smithsonian Institution
South Carolina Historical Society
Spartanburg Museum of Art
The Children’s Museum in Greenville
The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
The Johnson Collection

Art history and studio art students have completed postgraduate studies at:

Charleston School of Law
College of Charleston
Columbia University
Medical University of South Carolina
University of Georgia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University