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A. Todd Smith

Chair, Department of Studio & Digital Arts, SCA

Director, Liberty University Art Gallery
Studio Art, Graphic Design

tasmith2@liberty.edu

Education

  • MFA
  • BA in Art
  • BA in Religion

 

Biography

Todd Smith serves as founding Chair of the Department of Studio & Digital Arts as well as the founding Director of the Liberty University Art Gallery and Permanent Art Collection. He has been involved in research and creative activities with emerging technology and new media on the local, regional and national level.

In 2011, Smith created a sculpture for the chapel at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University, which was blessed by Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury. Recently he has presented on topics related to the intersection of faith and art at St. Hugh’s College. After many years in the field as a freelance designer, artist, and researcher, Smith transitioned to education at Liberty University.

Today, Professor Smith enjoys mentoring students, conduction creative research and overseeing a vibrant and rapidly growing department which offers Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees residentially and online.

Professional Membership

  • College Art Association

Publication

Research Interests

  • Virtual Reality
  • 3D Scanning and Modeling
  • Christianity and the Arts

Courses Taught

  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Graphics
  • Character Design
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Visualization and Illustration
  • Digital Applications of 3D Art
  • Digital Imaging
  • Sculpture 1 and 2
  • Drawing