Erskine College

Erskine provides an outstanding Christian liberal arts education to all students to prepare them for responsible living, service, and ministry in both church and society. Christian commitment blends with academic excellence in a way which is neither artificial nor contrived. The college has a strong belief in academic freedom, provides incentive for critical thinking and investigation, and attempts to model a true picture of servant leadership.

As part of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian tradition since 1839, Erskine attempts to unite faith and reason to produce an atmosphere in which Christianity undergirds the freedom of inquiry and inspires dedication to the search for truth and understanding.

Due West,

United States

Erskine CollegeTwo Washington Street, P.O. Box 338
South Carolina
SC 29639
Phone: 864•379•2131 or 1•800•241•8721

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Location and Getting there

Erskine College is located in Due West, a town of 1,200 residents located in historic Abbeville County, South Carolina, an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War History. The town and the college, with a number of antebellum buildings, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An annual spring festival brings a large number of tourists to share in the cultural and historic heritage of the county.

Due West is located near a number of lakes and recreational areas and within easy access to Interstate Routes 26 and 85 and the cities of Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbia, and Greenville. Greenwood and Anderson are each about 20 miles away. The town provides a restful and quiet atmosphere for study.

How to get to Due West from Atlanta (2.5 hours):

Follow I-85 North into South Carolina
Take Exit 11 in SC (Hwy. 24 Anderson/Townville)
Follow Hwy 24 for 12 miles to Anderson
Right on Bypass 28 at Burger King
Right at fifth light onto Hwy 28
Go four miles, take left fork onto Hwy. 185
Follow Hwy. 185 for 16 miles to Due West

How to get to Due West from Columbia (1 hour from I-26)

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Department and information about the department

The goals of the Department of Art are to expand students’ awareness of the variety of artistic expressions, to acquaint them with the many different and related media used in those expressions, to teach the techniques and practices of visual art, to give students an awareness of art history, and to help students acquire taste and critical evaluation in art.

The department’s course offerings are designed to present and clarify artistic traditions and contemporary practice, and to instill understanding of and excitement for excellence in the visual arts. Learning is centered on developing ability to judge critically and independently, without reliance upon preconceived solutions and answers.


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Information For  Undergraduates

A major in Visual Art requires 36 semester hours. These hours consist of the following core requirements: AR 105, 170 or 271, 250, 255, 350, 380 and 481 for a total of 18 hours. In addition to the core requirements, students must select one course from at least three of the following concentrations: Painting (AR 240), Graphic Design (AR 216 or 217), Printmaking (AR 230), and Drawing (AR 271 or 272), or AR 270. Students also must complete three to six hours built on existing studio core requirements at or above the 300 level. These courses are selected from: Painting (AR 341, AR 342), Graphic Design (AR 316), and Printmaking (AR 331, AR 334).

One art elective is required from either studio or art history at or above the 200 level. This course may be from within the studio core courses. All majors must submit a portfolio to a Departmental Committee at the beginning of their junior year and will produce an exhibition of their own work during the senior year.

A minor in Visual Art consists of the following courses (12 hours must be above the 100 level): AR 105, 170 or 270, two courses from 250, 255 or 350 and one course each fr...  [ Read All ]

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Visit us (open days)

The College welcomes visitors to the campus. The Administrative Offices located in Belk Hall are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Admissions Office is also open by appointment from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays. Campus tours may be arranged by contacting the Admissions Office (864-379-8838). Visitors desiring interviews with members of the staff are urged to make appointments in advance. Admissions can also be contacted by e-mail at:

Telephone 1-800-241-8721


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