The students and faculty at the Lamar Dodd School of Art are engaged citizens possessing expertise and the highest levels of integrity. Every day, they dedicate themselves to discovery as historians, educators, designers, and artists.
The mission of the Lamar Dodd School of Art is to promote art and design as a significant means of inquiry, integral to problem-solving and the production of knowledge; to educate students to be empathetic and engaged citizens and to prepare them for careers as creative professionals; and to address critical issues facing Georgians and the nation through innovative research in art, art education, and design.
Housed in the main art building of the Lamar Dodd School of Art, the Photography area occupies over 7,000 square feet, spanning two floors. Constantly responding to changes in technologies is paramount to the program; the area has a deep commitment to analog and digital technologies and the intersections of the two.
The mission of the School of Art is to develop the creative and scholarly potential of its students, to support the faculty in its pursuit of excellence in teaching and research, and to serve the public and appropriate professional constituencies.
In order to accomplish this mission, the School of Art’s goals are: