Art and Art History

About Us

Welcome to the Department of Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History offers degrees in Studio Art, Digital Arts and Art History. We offer a range of classes and experiences that teach students about the importance of art-making, its implications, its history and its potential. This covers everything from ancient Roman Pottery to 3D printing with infinite tangents. Our curriculum is in a constant state of flux as we respond to what is happening in the world around us. We use lecture and seminar rooms; studio facilities for Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics Painting and Drawing; computer labs for Graphic Design and Digital Arts; and gallery and exhibition spaces to provide the students what they need to generate ideas and create solutions.

The Art History major offers courses that cover the entire swath of history and actively seeks to teach students about canonical and noncanonical influences through the ages. Studio gives students tools and skills to generate and solve conceptual problems. And Digital Arts is an interdisciplinary major intersecting Art and Computer Science that develops students’ technical, aesthetic, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

The department runs two exhibition spaces: the CAB Art Gallery and the Mezzanine Gallery. Our main CAB Gallery hosts regional, national and international juried and invitational exhibitions and graduating senior shows at the end of every semester. The Mezzanine Gallery hosts student, group and curated exhibits.

Studio Art, Digital Arts, Art History and the Galleries work together to offer a breadth of opportunities that is reflective of all aspects of the art world and prepares students to succeed as they pursue their passions.