Art & Design Department

Students in almost all of the art and design programs receive a strong foundation in elements and principles of design, and rendering in both dimensions. They are endowed with a critical awareness of the history of their specific concentration. As they progress through their courses of study, they further hone their skills in field-related aesthetics and overall critical thinking.

Faculty members endeavor to assist students in their professional development by inviting outside consultants and guest speakers, field trips to local, regional, national or even international sites, practicums, internships and other opportunities for ‘real-world’ projects and problem-solving.

About Portfolio Review

Art and Design students in any of our programs have opportunities to exhibit their work in our annual collaborative exhibitions.

Despite the fact that we do not require one for entrance, we invite you to submit your work for a portfolio review in order to apply for an Art and Design scholarship.

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Photos from the Senior Collaborative – click on image to enlarge

Scroll below to enjoy Italy 2012 images.  

Brooke Bryant and her fashion merchandising senior work




Katherine Cox with her mother and senior work

“The Expanding Bubble”: Exhibition of historic textiles and accessories from the Brenau archives. Curator: Dawn Garrison, fashion design class of 2012

Nelli Martirosyan, graphic design class 2012, and Christie Gregory, Creative Director/Designer, Communications & Publications at Brenau.

Deangela Chastain receiving an award for her painting in the Student Collaborative

Katherine Cox’s senior work

Three generations of teachers: (L) Mary Beth Looney, chair of art & design, (C) Heather Hanline, class of 2001, former high school teacher of (R) Shiloh Vander Hyden, class of 2012

Senior Collaborative Exhibition, Sellars Gallery

Student Collaborative, Presidents Gallery, Andrea Birch, Dean, College of Fine Arts & Humanities and husband, Tony.

Shiloh Vander Hyden’s art work

Spring 2012 Trip to Italy – click on image to enlarge





Rome capitoline

Rome Colosseum

Rome – St. Maria Trastavere

St. Maria Trastvere piazza – a leisure moment

Vatican Tomb of Alex VII

Villa d’Este


Capri – Enjoying the view, Lori Gann-Smith, chair fashion design

Ostia Antica

Capri Blue Grotto


Pompeii view

Rome Spanish steps


Rome – Trevi coin toss, Dawn Garrison class of 2012



Vatican view

Herculaneum fresco

 A&D Open House 2013

A & D Open House 2013

A & D Open House AE major 2013

A & D Open House AE major 2013

A & D Open House FD major 2013

A & D Open House FD major 2013

Kappa Pi members - Open House 2013

Kappa Pi members – Open House 2013




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