By majoring in Visual Studies, students will study and learn:
- The histories of artistic production and material culture
- The lives of images, people, civilizations, artifacts, and built environments
- How visual practices have shaped values, experience, identity and social action both in the past and present.
Our program provides a diversity of experiences that will encourage you to develop critical thinking skills that promote lifelong, creative discovery. The Visual Studies program will allow you to engage in today’s society both creatively and analytically.
Our courses present a flexible but also rigorous curriculum that incorporates perspectives from a diversity of fields. You will become familiar with the history of visual texts, and contemporary interdisciplinary approaches to the study of representation in its multiple forms.
Courses are designed for majors and non-majors. Our program is an excellent choice for students double-majoring or multiple-minoring in diverse fields.
Students can either major or minor in Visual Studies. Please see the Minor Requirements on the course catalog for descriptions of courses.
Our graduates are prepared for a wide range of careers in arts organizations, museums and galleries, historic preservation, communication, appraisal, consulting, and creative design.