Art History and Studio Art

The Department of Art and Art History offers Bachelor of Arts degrees both in Art History and in Studio Art. Minors are available in both areas as well.

The Art History program enables students to investigate painting, sculpture, and architecture in depth and to explore a broad range of questions about the making and meaning of art. 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.

Students in the Studio Art program are taught, mentored, and advised by practicing artists and scholars. They develop their own creative voices through the study of a broad range of contemporary and traditional modes of artistic production and can develop skills in design, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, digital art, printmaking, and ceramics. 

Both the Art History and the Studio Art programs are supported by museum and gallery exhibitions, which bring contemporary art and historical objects to support the students’ educational experiences.

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Dr. David Efurd, art and art history

Meet Dr. David Efurd

Dr. David Efurd, a recipient of the Fulbright-Hays Award, has lived in India and traveled to many of the archaeological sites he teaches in his classes. Efurd studies early Buddhist monasteries carved directly into the stone cliffs of western India. His research encompasses the interaction of peoples in the ancient western Deccan and the resulting artistic and architectural forms hewn from the living rock.

Reagan Petty

Meet Reagan Petty '17

Awarded the competitive Johnson Collection Internship, Reagan Petty used the experience to improve her curatorial skills and prepare for life after Wofford. She curated several shows during the internship, including Leo Twiggs’ provocative and moving “Requiem for Mother Emanuel” exhibition. She is now working toward a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Recent graduates in art history 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 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