College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

About Art at Clemson

Art at Clemson

Art and artists thrive on the campus of Clemson University. Clemson is a comprehensive university with the resources and facilities to offer students excellent educational opportunities in the visual arts.

About the Department

We have approximately 100 undergraduates and 18 graduate students enrolled in our visual arts programs. Uniquely, our size allows us to frequently conduct team faculty critiques, which maximizes the exchange of ideas and methods that arise within individual studio disciplines — painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, printmaking and photography. Our students work and learn in well-equipped studio facilities, and we have an ideal average student-to-teacher ratio of 1-to-12 or better.

The Department of Art is housed in Lee Hall, which also serves as home for the Department of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning, and Construction Science & Management. Collaborative projects between college faculties take place regularly. Lee Hall also includes a spacious art gallery, art and architecture library, Mac labs and materials lab.

Programs and Accreditation

Our Department of Art is part of The Center for Visual Arts in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. We offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) professional degrees and our curricula are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.


Art Department Chair’s Blog

Art Department Chair, Greg Shelnutt shares art opportunities and announcements.

Studio Fee

Click here to pay the Semester Studio fee. 

Distance Learning

AAH 210, Introduction to Art & Architecture, will be offered during Summer minimester A from May 15 to June 3 at Clemson University. Experience the grand sweep of Western History and Civilization from cavemen to the 21st century as seen through the eyes of her greatest artists and architects. For more info, contact professor, Janet LeBlanc,  frances@clemson.edu.

Atelier Insite

Atelier InSite is the umbrella that shadows over public art projects at Clemson University. Atelier is a French word that translates to mean workshop or studio. This definition applies the atmosphere that is generated within the creative inquiry groups dedicated towards the installation and development of public art on campus. Read More  

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Clemson’s Creativity Forum Featuring Art History Professor, Andrea Feeser

“Look Here, Not There” BFA Exhibit Opening in the Lee Gallery

Restrain, Resensitize MFA Student Exhibition on Display in the Lee Gallery

Clemson’s Will to Lead Executive Committee Visit the CVA-Greenville

Tickets on sale for Center for Visual Arts Celebration, April 5

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Upcoming Events

  • Apr 16 9am - Apr 24 "Look Here, Not There" Exhibit
    9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Exhibit runs April 14–24 Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall “Look Here, Not There” BFA Exhibit Opening in the Lee Gallery, April 14 Artist Talks and Reception...
  • 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Exhibit runs now until May 31 Center for Visual Arts - Greenville The exhibit showcases recent creative research by faculty examining the human condition...
  • 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Lee Gallery Hallway Ceramics in the Department of Art will hold a Spring Ceramics Sale to help fundraise for students' travel to the NCECA (National...
  • You are cordially invited to the dedication ofThe Clemson Genus Projectby artist Klari ReisFriday, April 25th, 2014, at 1:30 PMLife Sciences Facility, Clemson UniversityPlease...

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