SVAD Studio

The School of Visual Art and Design
at the University of South Carolina

The School of Visual Art and Design (SVAD) at the University of South Carolina is a member of Stormwater Studios. The SVAD Studio is a creative working and exhibition space for students, faculty, and visiting artists and an energizing work environment where our students and resident artists can explore new ideas and pursue their creative practice. We hope you'll join us for our community events, exhibitions, and more!

The SVAD Studio is where bright thoughts and ideas are shared during workshops, seminars, and lectures. Our workshop and seminar lineups are designed with practical and fresh ideas about art-making, studio practice, and career development.


Our Artist Residency Program provides visiting artists the necessary space to pursue new work and ideas, and build connections with our students, faculty, and Stormwater’s other resident artists.

Summer 2020 Artists in Residence:

Jordan Sheridan (6/15-7/15)
Bri Kinard (7/16 - 8/15)


The SVAD Studio holds several exhibitions and installations each year, curated and organized by our students, faculty, and visiting artists. Traditional art forms are exhibited alongside sound and moving image media art for the members of the community and beyond. We collaborate with the ten long-term resident artists at Stormwater Studios on gallery programming and events.


The SVAD Studio at Stormwater Studios is a project currently funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Central Carolina Community Foundation. Learn more about our mission, programs, and workshops at