Academics Overview

Work in the classroom, museum, and studio is designed to explore the historical and cultural meanings of works of art, to intensify visual perception of formal and expressive means, and to encourage insight into a variety of technical processes involved in the production of art, architecture, film, and design across a broad chronological and geographical range.  

Area Directors

Art History

Bissera Pentcheva

Art Practice

Camille Utterback

Film and Media Studies

Jean Ma

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Art & Art History offers the BA degree in Art History, Art Practice, and Film and Media Studies.

Directors of Undergraduate Studies

Art History

Emanuele Lugli

Art Practice

Terry Berlier

Film and Media Studies

Shane Denson

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Graduate Programs

The Department of Art & Art History offers the PhD degree in Art History and the MFA degree in Art Practice and Documentary Film and Video.

Directors of Graduate Studies

Art History

Richard Meyer

Art Practice

Paul DeMarinis

Documentary Film and Video

Jamie Meltzer

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