Welcome to the School of Art and Design! The School of Art and Design (SOAAD) at Kennesaw State University is comprised of over 1,200 vibrant, creative, and talented art students, led by faculty members and professional staff devoted to the development of professional art educators, art historians, studio, and design artists and animators. Learn more about majoring in art and design and get your art degree at Kennesaw State University, conveniently located in metro Atlanta, Georgia.



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Featuring Faculty and Guest Artists
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Meet our Faculty and Staff

Practicing Artists and Scholars
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Master Craftsman Program

Public Art Projects
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Zuckerman Museum of Art

Free and open to the public
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Virtual Exhibitions

Digital Animation Exhibition

Upcoming Information Sessions and Open Studios

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Undergraduate Open House and Portfolio Review Event

Fall 2024 Open Houses: September 12th and October 24th, 2024

Prospective School of Art and Design students and community members will have the opportunity to walk a self-guided tour of the Visual Arts Building or Chastain Pointe while classes are in session. 

  • Visit the studio classrooms and watch KSU students work on their projects.
  • Meet students and professors and ask them questions as they work.
  • Participate in class discussions and watch demonstrations.
  • Prospective students: Bring your portfolio (drawings, small paintings, prints, or photographs of artwork) and have it reviewed by our faculty members.

FREE and Open to the Public


MAAD Graduate Virtual Orientation and Information Fair

Next Virtual Information Session: September 19, 2024

The Master of Arts in Art and Design degree is a one-year program that explores the intersection of design and technology. In this program, you will explore innovative techniques and technologies that are essential to designing for digital animation, curatorial research — and even the art classroom. With an emphasis on workforce development and technology, you’ll gain the knowledge and technological skills you need to advance or further your career. 


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