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Department Overview

The Department of Art & Art History, currently comprised of 22 core faculty (as well as numerous adjunct faculty and post-doctoral fellows), is an interdisciplinary department offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in art history, art practice, film studies, documentary filmmaking and design. 

Department Chair: Nancy J. Troy
Department Administrator: Elis Imboden
Graduate Student Services Manager: Regina Miller
Undergraduate Coordinator: Linda Esquivel
Facilities Manager: Rory Brown

Degrees Offered

Department courses offer special opportunities for students to gain enhanced understanding of the meaning and purpose of the arts, their historical development, their role in society, and their relationship to other disciplines in the humanities, sciences and social sciences, including, for example, literature, religion, music, history, anthropology, biology and computer science.

Work in the classroom, the museum, and the studio is intended to intensify visual perception of the formal and expressive means of art, to encourage insight into a variety of technical processes, and to deepen engagement with as well as interpretation of works of art, architecture, film, design and visual culture.