• The undergraduate program is designed to help students think critically about the visual arts and visual culture.  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. 


    Students are encouraged to expand their experience outside the department walls by participating in art shows, internships, overseas studies, and volunteer work.  The collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts supplements the regular academic program of the department.

Boy Sharpening a Quill


Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin

Photo credit: Scala / Art Resources, NY

Favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Robert Dawson

Mirror Mirror


16mm film

Jan Krawitz



Acrylic on Shaped Canvas

Matt Kahn