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Study the role of art in shaping history and culture

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Discover how meaning is produced in visual culture

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Immerse yourself in local, regional and global art scenes

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Majors & Minors

Pursue a degree or take courses in art history, visual studies, and studio art.

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Gain practical experience doing art-related work at cultural institutions, art museums, commercial galleries, or non-profit organizations.

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Art on Campus

Several galleries on campus feature artwork from students as well as regional, national, and international artists.

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Students in NYC

Art New York

Spring semester internship and program of study in New York City

Exclusive to the University of Rochester, the Art New York internship program immerses you in the stimulating art environment of New York City—the global hub of the contemporary art scene and a major center for the exhibition, conservation, and trade in art works.

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6clusters in art and art history

Our AAH clusters satisfy the divisional requirement in the humanities.

Sage Art Center

Located at the north end of campus, Sage houses the Department of Art and Art History at Rochester. From casual interest to intensive investigation, we accommodate all students who wish to incorporate art into their range of experiences and interests. Visit our in-house gallery, join us for our annual Sagefest, and help contribute to the growing art scene on campus and in our city.

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Want more information about the Department of Art and Art History? Contact us.