Welcome from the Director


Welcome to the School of Art and Design at Kennesaw State University. I invite you to create your world here. With an enrollment of over 1200 students, and a nationally recognized faculty of artists, designers, art educators and scholars, we are committed to exploring the convergences of art, design, and creative inquiry. The Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design provides a rigorous education, offering a BFA degree in Art (concentrations in Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Communications, Illustration, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sequential Art, Sculpture, and Textile and Surface Design). An MA in Art and Design, with tracks in Art Education, Digital Animation, and Museum Studies is offered 100% online.

Our facilities provide students with state-of-the-art resources. Our new Chastain Point space houses four large drawing and painting studios and an expansive printmaking area. Five computer studios in the Visual Arts Building provide industry standard technology for our applied arts disciplines of Graphic Communications, Digital Animation, Illustration and Sequential Art. Two computer studios on the Marietta campus support our new curriculum in Textile and Surface Design.

As a unit of the School of Art and Design, The Zuckerman Museum of Art serves as a vital academic resource and cultural focus for students, faculty, and members of the community. The ZMA presents significant works from the University’s permanent art collection and regularly exhibits contemporary works of art by local and nationally recognized artists. The Museum's Fine Arts Satellite Gallery in the Wilson Building features faculty, student and alumni exhibitions.

Please explore our website; we are here to get you started and answer any questions you might have, so don’t hesitate to contact us: https://arts.kennesaw.edu/visual-arts/contact-us.php.

Geo Sipp
Director, School of Art and Design
Professor of Art
Kennesaw State University

Geo Sipp Wolves in the City
Wolves in the City -- The Algerian Series, "Untitled"


  • The mission of the Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design is to lead in the education of art students and to promote the visual arts as an essential expression of the human condition. The School cultivates artistic and intellectual growth by developing creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and technical proficiency. All programs uphold and exceed national standards in studio art, art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art education. A commitment to excellence in teaching, research, creative activity, service, and scholarship provides students with the tools to be informed citizens in a global society and to succeed professionally. The School continually seeks to expand its engagement with and prominence in the local community, the state, the nation, and the world.