You have a gift for creating. Why not direct those talents toward your dream career? As a student of Brenau’s Art & Design Department, we’ll help you cultivate your creativity, grow your style and build a strong portfolio, so you can graduate prepared to succeed.

You can find a meaningful and profitable career in the arts, and lucky for you, our faculty of professional artists and designers know how to get there. Through Brenau’s small class and studio sizes, you’ll work one-on-one with your professors and gain invaluable insight into the field.

The Colossal Prints printmaking workshop where students used a steamroller to make linoleum block prints.

Why choose Brenau Studio Art or Fashion?

  • Start building a portfolio in your first semester
  • Learn how knowledgeably articulate your thoughts on art and design in a professional setting
  • Learn career-oriented skills that are useful in your field 
  • Develop the skills to think creatively and outside of the box
  • Take educational outings to local, national and international sites
  • Display your work at juried exhibitions, including shows at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta 
  • Have the option to minor in Studio Art or Fashion Design
In my time at Brenau, I took screen printing, where I learned techniques and how to work with different fabrics. I also took classes in graphic design, and I’m now using those skills every day at my current job at a T-shirt design company. All of the classes I took for my degree have helped me tremendously with my career now.
Jordan Smith
Being a Studio Art student has helped prepare me for my future career by allowing me to have the opportunity to explore several different ways of art creation, and given me the ability to work in several different mediums and programs. I feel that I am well-rounded in my abilities and I can be confident with these skills as I go into the workforce.
Mel Reily
I would never have been offered my current job without my Studio Art education. The Brenau Art & Design Department employs qualified educators that help students grow as artists, but more importantly as people. Despite what many think, it is possible to have a fulfilling career in the arts after college. You just need the right team to get you there.

Choose your path

  • College of Fine Arts & Humanities, Art & Design

    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art

    Undergraduate / BFA
  • College of Fine Arts & Humanities, Art & Design

    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design

    Undergraduate / BFA
  • College of Fine Arts & Humanities, Art & Design

    Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Merchandising

    Undergraduate / BA

Submit your portfolio to be considered for a scholarship

While turning in a portfolio with your application is not required, we encourage you to submit your work to apply for an Art and Design scholarship. For more information, view the Art & Design Portfolio Scholarship Form.

Our Faculty & Staff

Claudia Wilburn
Art & Design Department Chair, Professor of Art & Design