About the Visual Arts Program

The Gardner Webb University Art Program has offered the BFA and BA in Art since 2004. Like the rest of the university, our class size is small, with professors who know and care about their students. Our professors include two painters, one art historian/mythography, one potter/sculptor and a painter/printmaker.


Our BFA, and BA program is based on a solid variety of classes offering a traditional approach to the study of art in a private university with a Christian heritage. You do not have to be an accomplished artist to begin study within our program; we accept students with natural artistic abilities, and students who have gifts of desire, drive, and social conscience, that need to communicate through the arts. Upon graduation you will have a portfolio strong in three-dimensional, or two-dimensional media and an excellent background in art history. You will be well prepared for graduate study in the visual arts as well as many other fields.


Please look over the online artwork in the student gallery, and the work of our professors. The web page is organized so that you can view the class listing in our program. Schedule a visit for a personal tour of our facilities and to meet the students and faculty of our program. Or schedule a time to sit in on a class. We welcome you to the Gardner-Webb University Visual Art Program.


Doug Knotts

Program Director



To schedule a visit please contact:

Janie McClain

Administrative Assistant

Gardner-Webb University

Visual Art Program



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