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Housed within a tier-one research university located approximately 70 miles east of Atlanta, the Lamar Dodd School of Art is a nationally ranked art school offering degrees in the fields of Art, Art Education, Art History, and Design.
UGA School of Art Graduate students are generously accommodated within a variety of dedicated studio and research spaces in state-of-the-art facilities, and form a tight knit, vibrant community enhanced by exhibitions and a robust visiting artist and scholar lecture series.
The Dodd offers generous, merit-based assistantships and scholarships and is committed to a diverse student body. Studio programs are structured to foster stylistic diversity through individual exploration and cross-disciplinary research. Likewise, course offerings in Art Education and Art History ensure that students are exposed to a wide array of subject matter, as well as a range of methodological approaches.
More information on our graduate programs in Art, Design, Art Education, and Art History can be found using the links above or by emailing the School of Art Graduate Office.
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The Art Education program at the Lamar Dodd School of Art is grounded in critical, experiential, and interdisciplinary inquiry. Faculty and students benefit from close proximity to the Georgia Museum of Art, partnerships with schools and community organizations in diverse settings, and the expertise of renowned studio and art history faculty within the School of Art. As a community of art educators we explore the intersections of contemporary art, histories of art education, visual culture, service-learning, social justice, and digital technology. Graduates are encouraged to be innovators who challenge the status quo through locally and globally transformative practices.
Home to nine faculty members with specialties that range from Classical Antiquity to Contemporary Visual Culture, the Art History area is committed to training students broadly while developing significant depth in the student’s field of choice. To that end, graduate-level coursework in Art History is divided between small, advanced lecture courses and intimate seminars on highly specialized topics. Taken as a whole, these courses, when coupled with a required course in historiography and methods, aim to develop specialized skills required by the discipline of art history.
Each year, ten exceptional students join our vibrant community of artists and scholars. While here, they take studio and seminar classes, supplementing their studies in studio, art history, and art criticism with courses in other disciplines in the humanities and sciences that are relevant to their creative practice. Their interests will be diverse, but they will be united by their ambition to make art that matters, as well as their conviction that art is a form of inquiry in its own right, essential to the academic mission of the university and the production of knowledge as such.