Beyond the Classroom
Each year the Department of Art and Art History hosts several art history symposium events in the spring quarter.
The Art History Student Research Paper Prize Competition which occurs in April and the annual Art History Student Research Symposium held at the de Saisset Museum. In addition, some of our best art history students are selected to represent Santa Clara University and give a formal oral presentation of their art history research at the Annual Bay Area Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium held at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, CA.
Santa Clara students participate in several exhibitions throughout the year, the Studio Art Senior Exhibition and the Student Juried Art Exhibition. In addition, the members of the Santa Clara Student Art League participate in a SCUSAL Exhibition in the Fall quarter.
The Department of Art and Art History developed a number of exciting projects as part of our CIVA (Community Initiatives for the Visual Arts) programming.
Funded by a major grant awarded by the Hearst Foundations since 2013, CIVA supports a number of initiatives that provide educational opportunities for our students while helping the department and university build relationships with local organizations.
The Department of Art and Art History offers two types of scholarships: The Anderson Ranch Fellowship Scholarship and the Mary F. and Gerald P. Scholarship.
The Anderson Ranch Fellowship Scholarships allows one student to attend a summer sculpture workshop at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village in Colorado. The Mary F. and Gerald P. Scholarship is a merit scholarship, not need based, and the recipient is judged upon outstanding work in a studio classes. As the recipient of this scholarship, the funds will be automatically applied towards the student's tuition and/or student loans.