Welcome to Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design


This is an exciting time to work as an artist or designer. We are faced with abundant opportunities to shape our world and generate meaningful responses to the challenges we face as citizens. Digital technologies have transformed the way we live and the way we create, increasing the potential for interaction and communication in a pluralistic global economy. At KSU, you’ll bring your ideas to life, and you’ll develop the tools to change culture and business for the better.

The creative ecology of Atlanta and the Southeast requires a new educational paradigm. The Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design provides a rigorous education, offering a BFA degree in Art, a BFA in Digital Animation, a BS degree in Art Education, a BA in Art History, a BAT in Apparel Textiles Technology, and an MAT in Teaching Art. BFA in Art students concentrate in Ceramics, Graphic Communications, Illustration, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sequential Art, or Sculpture, and receive a solid classical foundation while exploring contemporary styles, methods, and materials. Our design disciplines prepare students for creative careers in the burgeoning film, television and gaming industries in Atlanta and beyond. Innovation and collaboration are at the core of our mission of interdisciplinary study and practice. Our students are responsive and responsible—engaged in applying the tools of our fields to effect positive change.

With an enrollment of over 1000 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 Zuckerman Museum of Art offers our students and community world-class exhibitions with an educational mission that serves the university and the greater Atlanta region.

Whether you are a prospective or current student, parent, alumnus, or friend, I invite you to create your world here, at Kennesaw State University.

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.