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If you’re an aspiring artist, then Brevard College is the right place for you. As an Art student you will acquire the skills to paint, sculpt, photograph, and design. Brevard’s dedicated faculty, excellent facilities, experiential curriculum, and the unmatched scenery of the southern Appalachian mountains will push you to your creative potential - and beyond. Schedule a visit to learn more about Art at Brevard.

Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Art majors receive a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art with a required concentration in one of the following areas:

  • Photography - utilizes traditional (wet) and digital approaches
  • Painting - portraiture to abstraction, traditional to alternative materials
  • Sculpture - traditional and experimental processes in steel, clay, wood, stone, and more
  • Graphic Design - internships, practicums, portfolio preparation
  • Art History - peer teaching and student research

Students often choose to pair their Art Degree with a K-12 Art Teacher Licensure. Minors in Art and Art History are also available.

Apply for an Art Scholarship

Experiential Opportunities
  • Learn from and work with art faculty who are active participants in art exhibitions, commissions, research, and conferences.
  • Visit museums, galleries, and other art venues.
  • Meet and learn from experienced guest artists.
  • No matter your concentration, your training will always be hands-on and project-based. Here are some examples in each concentration:
    • Sculpture: steel fabrication and welding, iron pours, wood carving
    • Photography: black and white processing, digital media
    • Painting: acrylic, oil, representation and abstraction
    • Graphic Design: typography, illustration, branding, posters
    • Media Investigation: alternative materials and processes, collage, altered books
    • Life Drawing: live models, gesture, skeleton and muscle studies
    • Art History:  opportunities for study abroad and archaeological excavation
    • Student Exhibits: annual student exhibitions and senior exhibitions
Career Tracks in Art

An Art degree from Brevard can lead to careers in a variety of fields. Meet some of our alumni:

  • Ceramicist and Tenured Professor - Meredith College (Raleigh, NC)
  •  Aluminum Artist, Sculptor, and Book Illustrator (Greensboro, NC)
  • PhD in Art History and Visual Studies (Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Photographer and Art Teacher - T.C. Roberson High School (Asheville, NC)
  • M.F.A. Candidate in Sculpture - Ohio University (Athens, OH)
  • M.A. Candidate in Museum Studies - Baylor University (Waco, TX)
  • Independent Artist and Drawing Instructor (Brevard, NC)
  • Marketing Coordinator (Chicago, IL)
  • Art Therapist (Asheville, NC)
  • Web Designer and Graphic Designer (Asheville, NC)
Highly Engaged Faculty

“As a painter, Professor Pumphrey has been a personal mentor to me through my drawing, painting, and mixed media courses. She has helped me grow immensely as an artist, and expanded my artistic knowledge and inspiration in great new ways. She strives to share her professional knowledge and insight into the 2-D art world with her students. She encourages hard work, research, and creativity, and guides students to overcome personal challenges in order to produce unique and quality art.” 

- current Brevard student


Sims Art Building & Spiers Art Gallery

Spiers Gallery is a contemporary 1,500 square foot gallery located on the Brevard College Campus in the Sims Art Center. This professional gallery houses student and faculty exhibitions. It regularly features visiting artists from across the country.


Art Department Office Manager
Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Coordinator of the Art Major
Professor of Painting, Drawing and Photography
Professor of Drawing & Painting
Associate Professor of 3-D Art and Sculpture
Instructor of Drawing and 2-D Design
Instructor of Typography and Graphic Design
Instructor of Graphic Design
Instructor of Ceramics
Instructor of Sculpture