Columbus State University (Department of Art)
The Visiting Artist and Scholar Residency Program bring studio artists, art historians, art critics, and curators to campus. The Department supports the larger University goals of fostering educational, cultural, social and economic growth in Georgia and beyond. They educate students in Art History, Studio Art and Art Education, awarding Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Education, and Master of Education degrees. Their exhibitions and visiting artists enhance the curriculum and enrich the non-student community. The Department of Art facility is dedicated to foster the development of its students, faculty, and resident artist/ scholar. The Summer River Fellows Program supports recent MFA graduates from top programs, thereby assisting them with their professional development while adding value to the Department's program. The program provides 2-4 weeks of residency including studio space, lab facilities, housing and a stipend. In return the Fellows provide public lectures, workshops, and interact with students and faculty during their residency.
Residents lead workshops related to their disciplines, as well as giving public lectures on their work. They engage in dialog with students and faculty and are given the time to pursue their own research and/or creative production. Students often become involved in collaborative projects with the residents. Residents may offer a seminar course on a topic within their area of expertise. Residents are afforded the opportunity to propose exhibitions in the University's galleries.
The Corn Center for the Visual Arts, which was completed in December 2006, contains over 30,000 square feet of purpose-built art and design studios including studios dedicated to each programming area, two dedicated critique rooms, resource space, galleries, and student lounge area. Carpenters Hall is located about one block from the Corn Center for the visual arts. One-half of the first floor of the building houses the Art History teaching spaces and the art history resource room and student library. The media lab, located on the ground floor of Yancey Center, One Arsenal Place is outfitted with Macintosh computers. The media lab is designed to accommodate digital media courses such as 2D design, digital photography and digital media.
Columbus State University is located in the southwest part of Georgia by the border of the Chatahoochee River and Alabama.