Department Information

We are committed to helping students achieve the visual literacy that is essential to negotiating the world today. We prepare students to pursue advanced degrees in graduate school; for careers as visual artists or in gallery, museum, and arts administration; and for a life enriched by the visual arts.

Our studio art program is supported by outstanding facilities and faculty. Our artists have a particular commitment to craft and the skills to introduce students to the key critical questions and themes in artistic practice today.  Our art history program exposes students to a wide variety of art from East Asian, European, and Latin-American cultures, from the ancient world to the present day.  Faculty offer rigorous introductions, advanced courses in specific art-historical periods, and thematic seminars that consider art in the context of ideas rather than simply historical chronology.

Learn more about what you can do with a studio art or art history degree, and read the stories of recent graduates in their own words.