Department ofArt and Art History

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Art and Art History

Welcome to the Department of Art and Art History!

There are more images on your phone than anyone living 200 years ago would have seen in their lifetimes.

Studying art and art history teaches you to understand where images come from and how they work, giving you an advantage in an increasingly visual world.

Our interdisciplinary Studio Art major is grounded in studio practice and fine art skills, but also develops your writing and research abilities. Art History takes you beyond memorizing dates and brush strokes. We teach the lived and living history of art and how it affects the present.

Whether you create art or study it, the Department of Art & Art History will prepare you to think creatively, communicate effectively, and solve complex problemsinvaluable skills in the job market.

Featured Stories

Participants of the 2018 CIVA high school art and writing program
SCU Professors Help San Jose High Schoolers Experience College

Detweiler and Jiménez prepare first-gen students for collegiate success

Dillman makes art at Anderson Ranch workshop

Using Rhino, Aspire, and the CNC

Bevin McCollough
For Bevin McCullough, Teaching is Art

Senior studio art major takes passion to Palo Alto Art Center, thanks to REAL Program

    Art Post

    View the installation of our new sculptures by Linda Fleming and Roger Berry.

    Contact Us

    Andrea Pappas, Department Chair
    Mitch Grieb, Office Manager
    Office: 408-554-4594
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

    Location: The Department of Art & Art History is located in the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building #775.


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