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Art and Art History

Celebrating the Arts

Join us October 22nd as we launch the SCU Arts District!

This Community Celebration is open to all, so bring your family and enjoy self-guided tours of the new Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History building as well as hands-on art activities, demonstrations of our new technology, musical entertainment, dance workshops, Native American dancers, and even a Crochet Jam! Fill your "Passport" for Food Truck treats, and be prepared to have fun.

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Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building Dedication

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.