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Department of Art

Mission and Accreditation


The Department of Art prepares its graduates for success in a global environment by providing student centered, comprehensive education in studio art, art education and art history. The Department of Art develops creative and intellectual potential, employs the highest quality pedagogy and fosters critical thinking through creative and scholarly research. The Department of Art endeavors to enrich the cultural fabric of our local, regional and global communities. We collaborate actively with the Columbus community to foster creative activity.


The Department of Art at Columbus State University is a professional department within a college of the visual and related arts (College of the Arts), accredited since 2007. As an accredited member of NASAD, the Department of Art demonstrates that it meets and maintains the basic threshold standards outlined in the NASAD Handbook, providing an assurance that we implement all standards of the Association applicable to the art programs we offer.