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Situated in downtown Atlanta, the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design offers myriad choices for undergraduate art degrees such as BA, BFA, or advanced degrees such as an MA, MFA and MAE. Our NASAD accredited School of Art and Design offers rigorous programs that offer traditional media to the highest technologies in all disciplines. From Foundation to Graduate studies, courses give each student challenging, discipline-specific training while presenting the opportunity for each to discover and nurture an individual vision and voice.

Welcome to the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design

Works by students and faculty of the Welch School of Art & Design, featured in 500 Figures in Clay, Vol. 2 published by Lark Crafts, February 2014


The Dance, 2012, Sarah Justice (BFA candidate)


Ahead, 2010, Christina West, Assistant Professor


Mermaid Treasure, 2011, Christina West, Assistant Professor


Playing Possum, 2012, Kelly Stevenson (MFA Candidate)


Nature vs. Nurture, 2012, Kelly Stevenson (MFA candidate)


Contemplation, 2012, Ashley Maxwell (MFA candidate)


Get involved with our many discipline-specific clubs in the Art Student Union 

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Advisor's Tips for new undergraduate students