Visual Arts

ASFA Visual Arts students engage in studio work in painting, sculpture, printmaking, filmmaking, photography, drawing and art history. Each artist has access to community studio space where they can work amongst their peers. It is through collaboration and inspiration that artistic vision develops. The Vulcan Materials Gallery​​​​​​​ (on campus) provides students the opportunity to gain vital installation experience and formally display their artwork.


Students are continuously inspired by the achievements and awards of their faculty in the professional art world. This year Art Department Chair Darius Hill has been commissioned to display a prominent sculpture for the Birmingham Museum of Art. ASFA art students have won prestigious awards for their work such as: Best in Show-2018 Alabama Student Juried Art Exhibition, Gold Medal -2018 National Scholastic Art Competition, and first place in the Magic City Art Connection High School Sculpture Competition. Visual Arts alumni continue on to highly esteemed art programs and fellowships. They are active in many artistic endeavors and are well represented in the fields of illustration, design, architecture, fashion, art therapy, art education, museum curation, and the fine arts.

Universities/Institutions Accepted Into:​​​​​​​

Atlanta College of Art, Carnegie-Mellon University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cooper Union, The Corcoran School of Art, The Kansas City Art Institute, The Maryland Institute-College of Art, The Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, San Francisco Art Institute, Vassar College, Yale University, as well as numerous state universities and colleges.

Notable Visual Art Alumni:

Terry Beckham: Exhibit Designer at Birmingham Museum of Art


Monica Haslip: Arts and technology education advocate, founder Little Black Pearl chosen by President Barack Obama, as 1 of 12 White House Champions of Change


Rachel Mohler: New York University MFA candidate in video game design


Celeste Pfau: Interdisciplinary artist, Magic City Art Connection’s Emerging Artist

Kelsey Harrison: Documentary Production Specialist at Alabama Public Television (APT)


Corey Dunlap: MFA and gallery artist