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 problems—invaluable skills in the job market.
Students enrolled in Art History 140: Photography in the U.S., taught by Associate Professor Andrea Pappas, developed a series of virtual exhibitions featuring artworks from the de Saisset Museum's permanent collection.
SCU Career Center honors faculty and staff nominated by students
CAH 2020-21 faculty fellow Ryan Carrington (Studio Art) will launch our Spring Fellows Events Series with a chance to (virtually) visit his studio in the Dowd building to see where he works, how he works, and what he's working on.