Department of Art & Art History

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Current Students

Both the BA in Studio Arts and BA in Art History allow students to take a wide variety of courses taught by highly-active artists and respected scholars in the Department of Art and Art History. For students interested in pursuing a professional career in the arts, the BFA in Studio Arts, the BA/MA in Film Studies, and the BA/MA in Art History are options that allow students to better explore depth in their coursework with an eye towards entering graduate school, the professional artworld, gallery/museum work, non-profit art centers and agencies, among other art-related careers.

It is extremely important that students talk with an academic advisor as early in matriculation as possible. AAH advisors are Sarah Matsuda and Richard Seydel. Their offices are on the 3rd floor in Visual Arts Complex administrative area. To determine who your advisor is, or to schedule an appointment with your advisor and other advising information visitĀ the AAC site.

A separate portfolio submission is not required to declare studio art or art history as a major. Portfolios and applications are required for admission into the BFA in Studio Arts and BA/MA in Art History. The BFA in Studio Arts is a more indepth degree intended for motivated students interested in and committed to pursuing a professional career in the arts. Students accepted into the BFA program take 63 major credits hours and 53 non-major credits hours. For application information, please contact Anna ParsonsĀ at (303) 492-3580 or stop by the front office, room 330 in the VAC to pick up an application.

The BA/MA in Art History is a demanding, accelerated program aimed primarily at our best undergraduates who are planning to pursue a PhD at another institution. For application information please visit the BA/MA program. The BA/MA in Film Studies is intended for motivated students interested in futher developing their work in Film. Please view the BA/MA program page for complete information.