Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) is a catalyst for innovative, interdisciplinary creative projects, advanced research and critical discourse in the arts, and for creative applications of technologies, concepts, and practices found across disciplines. It is a collaborative network of faculty, students, and community members from all disciplines of the visual and performing arts in addition to other disciplines in the humanities and sciences. ICE enables all stages of creative activity, from concept and team formation through production, documentation, and dissemination of research.


ThinkTank is a program of Integrative Teaching ThinkTank (ITT), an incorporated organization that provides emerging educators with essential continuing educational opportunities with practice-based skills, knowledge, and experience for effective college-level teaching. ThinkTank also provides experienced educators with a forum for exploration, elaboration, and improvement of existing skills.

Visual Culture Colloquium

Established in fall of 2008, the Visual Culture Colloquium brings together under one rubric lectures given at the School of Art which adopt a scholarly approach to the field of art history, broadly conceived. An integral part of the Colloquium are those lectures organized by graduate students in the history of art under the auspices of A.G.A.S., (Association of Graduate Art History Students), to which we now add lectures by our own graduate students and faculty.

Shouky Shaheen Lectures

The Shouky Shaheen Lecture brings a distinguished nationally or internationally recognized artist or scholar to present a lecture at the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art each year.

This lecture was established through the generosity of Doris Shaheen as a birthday gift to her husband, Shouky. The Shaheens have a great love for the arts. Since 1998 Shouky has been a member of the Lamar Dodd School of Art Board of Visitors at the University of Georgia.

Visiting Artist/Scholar Series

The Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture series has brought 80 distinguished guests to the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia since 2002. Visiting Artists and Scholars spend three days on campus interacting with students and faculty, the culmination of which is a public lecture on the subject of the artist’s or scholar’s work.

Studio Art Core


effective spring semester 2017

The Studio Art Core serves as the backbone of the Studio Art BFA and Interdisciplinary Art & Design AB degrees. Built upon core principles necessary for all studio art practices, it creates a shared culture of dialogue and interdisciplinary practice across all areas and studio practices within the School.


The sculpture area is an environment that encourages exploration. The undergraduate course of study allows students to develop conceptual and technical understanding in the three-dimensional arts. Sculpture courses introduce both contemporary and traditional practices in the discipline. Students are encouraged to investigate issues of object-making, as well as installations and public art interventions.



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Our photography program is designed for serious fine art students to experience picture-making shaped by the comprehensive study of the art of photography including its processes and technology, history, criticism, contemporary practices and the expressive potential of its unique visual language.


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