Artistic works are displayed in the Vardell Gallery on the St. Andrews campus, offering students regular exposure to artists known regionally, nationally and internationally. The exhibition space also is the site of the annual student art show.
The visual art experiences need not be limited to classrooms and studios. St. Andrews is close to regional museums such as the Mint Museum in Charlotte and the Reynolda House Museum of American Arts in Winston-Salem.
There are opportunities for student works to be shown elsewhere on campus, from the murals in the residence halls to the walls of the administrative offices and the formal spaces of the Vardell Gallery. The College’s literary magazine, Gravity Hill, accepts student illustrations and photographs for publication, as do the student newspaper and yearbook.
One of the greatest benefits of studying the visual arts at St. Andrews is the almost unlimited studio time made available to students in the six 2D and 3D studios and computer art studio. All provide generous space for hands-on experiences students require to make their artistic visions real. This, combined with the personal, individualized attention of an experienced faculty, gives St. Andrews visual art majors a distinct advantage when it comes time to fill out graduate school or job application forms.