Welcome from the Director

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Geo Sipp - 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 Digital Animation and a BFA degree in Art (concentrations in Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Communications, Illustration, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Comics & 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 Comics. Our Textiles and Surface Design concentration is housed on the Marietta campus, with approximately 10,000 square feet of dedicated instructional space. Studio facilities for Animation, Foundations, Graphic Communications, Illustration & Comics, Art Education and Photography & Video are currently under construction at Chastain Pointe. The new Emily Bourne Grigsby Gallery space will begin development soon to support our students and the work of Athos Menaboni.

As a unit of the School of Art and Design, the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA) serves as a vital academic resource and cultural focus for students, faculty, and community members. 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

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

Mission Statement

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.

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


Building and Studio Hours for Visual Arts and Chastain Pointe

  • Monday through Thursday: 7:50 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:50 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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Design Studio & Coordinator


Mary Beck Pinkston

Studio Coordinator
Office: Visual Arts 223B
Phone: 470-578-6557


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