• The Department offers courses of study in:  (1) the history of art, (2) the practice of art (studio), and (3) film and media studies.  Courses focus on the meaning of images and media, and their historical development, roles in society, and relationships to disciplines such as literature, music, and philosophy.  Work performed in the classroom, studio, and screening room is designed to develop a student's powers of perception, capacity for visual analysis, and knowledge of technical processes.

    To find courses in a particular quarter, please click on the links to your right, or visit Stanford Explore Courses. You can find syllabi for  courses offered through the Department of Art and Art History by visiting Stanford Syllabus.  All courses are subject to change. 



















The interior ofHagia Sophia, Istanbul

6th century and later addition


Photo credit: Werner Forman / Art Resources, NY

J'al des papillons noir tous les jours

Silk, paper, plexiglass, lights, electronics, 2800 bug pins

Gail Wight

Students shooting a project



Acrylic on Shaped Canvas

Matt Kahn