Art History and Studio Art

Art History: In the art history program, students investigate varieties of Western and non-Western visual culture, exploring the making and meaning of art, learning to communicate their findings through oral, written and visual responses. 

Studio Art:  Students in the studio art program are taught, mentored and advised by practicing artists and scholars and can develop skills in design, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, digital art, printmaking and ceramics. 

Exhibition Spaces: Our academic programs are supported by museum and gallery exhibitions, which bring both contemporary art and historical objects to campus to support student educational experiences. 

Dr. David Efurd, art and art history

Meet Dr. David Efurd

A recipient of the Fulbright-Hays Award, Efurd has lived in India and has traveled to many of the archaeological sites he references in his classes. He studies early Buddhist monasteries carved into the stone cliffs of western India, and his research includes the interaction of people in the ancient western Deccan and the resulting artistic and architectural forms.

Meet Reagan Petty '17

Petty was awarded the competitive Johnson Collection Internship and used that experience to prepare for life after Wofford. While working with the Johnson Collection, she curated an exhibition of works by self-taught southern African–American artists. That experience, and her senior capstone project in which she continued her research on Thornton Dial, helped her decide to pursue visual studies in graduate school. She was awarded a full scholarship to  the University of North Carolina,  Chapel Hill, where she is currently enrolled.  

GRADUATES IN ART HISTORY ARE WORKING WITH:

Adobe 
Birmingham Museum of Art 
Chapman Cultural Center 
Children’s Museum  of  Greenville, S.C.  
Clemson University 
Gibbes  Museum 
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 
Johnson  Collection of Southern Art 
Lawrie  Shabibi  Gallery  in  Dubai 
Smithsonian Institution 
South Carolina Historical Society 
Spartanburg Museum of Art 
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

ART HISTORY STUDENTS HAVE COMPLETED  OR ARE PURSUING  POSTGRADUATE STUDIES AT: 

American University  

Charleston School of Law  

Clemson University  

College of Charleston  

Columbia University  

Courtauld Institute of Art  

Duke University  

Falmouth University  

Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

Medical University of South Carolina  

Sotheby’s Institute of Art  

University of Colorado  

University of Georgia  

University of South Carolina  

Virginia Commonwealth University