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The Center for the Arts & Design is a collaboration of the Art & Design Department, which is comprised of studio art, fashion design and fashion merchandising programs, as well as the Interior Design Department and Brenau University Galleries to promote interdisciplinary cooperation and further greater access to academic programs and professional development opportunities for students, faculty and the Brenau community.

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CAD student completes design internship in the Office of Marketing & Communications

Tori Mays, a senior studio art major from Flowery Branch, Ga., is the first graphic design intern in Office of Marketing and Communications. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

  In the fall 2018 semester, the Brenau University Office of Marketing & Communications opened its first design internship, seeking a talented graphic designer to assist Design Director Michael Lowe. After an application and interview process, …

Alumni Video Blog: Jacqueline M.W. Dougherty

Jacqueline Dougherty, a master tailor and Brenau alumna, leads a workshop for a group of fashion design majors at the fashion lab in the Burd Center. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Jacqueline Marie Willis Dougherty is a graduate of Brenau University with a BFA in fashion design and an MBA in marketing. During her time at Brenau, Jacqueline curated gallery exhibitions from the Brenau University Historical Clothing Collection, had …

An Update from Jill DeMarotta, chair of Interior Design

Karen Baker, Morgan Davis and Dominique Wagner decorate the grand staircase at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

  If you are unfamiliar with Brenau’s Interior Design Department, we offer classes in drafting, lighting, space planning, materials, sustainable design, computer-aided design, textiles, interior design history, building codes, residential design, …

Student Perspective: Jennifer Benitez’s experience as part of the Mellon Curatorial Fellowship at the High Museum of Art

Jennifer Benitez presents her research on a historic art piece in the Brenau University Permanent Collection at The Brenau University's 2018 Research Symposium. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The Summer 2018 Mellon Curatorial Fellows in the home art collections Carl and Marian Mullis. My name is Jennifer Benitez, and I am a senior Studio Art major at Brenau University.  Last year I was encouraged to apply for an opportunity for college stud …

ALUMNI VIDEO BLOG: Rachel Eleanor, BU ‘14

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In this video, designer and illustrator Rachel Eleanor talks about her experience as a studio art major at Brenau University. Rachel highlights her experiences as an undergraduate student and how that inspired further education with the Portfolio Cente …

Technology in the Classroom: 3D Printing at Brenau

Professor Claudia Wilburn shows Jordyn De LaRosa how to remove the printed pice of her design from the baseplate after printing. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The technology that’s forecasted to change the future and allow us to manufacture everything from houses to human organs on demand has come to Brenau. In fact, 3D printing has been here since 2014, when Professor Claudia Wilburn first requested the pur …

Collection Highlight: 1950s Dress by designer Peggy Hunt

Photo shows the bust line of the light green dress with large white flowers on the front and on the sleeves.
Detail photograph of this vintage dress by designer Peggy Hunt

By Rachel Ward Stored away in Brenau University’s historic clothing collection is a stunning dress that oozes summer evenings spent sipping on refreshing drinks with friends and neighbors. The dress combines two aspects women aspire to be: sexy and ele …


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