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Students participating in the Art New York program view paintings at the Guggenheim Museum

Study the role of art in shaping history and culture

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A photograph by UR alumna Fiona Jones

Create engaging works of art with diverse media

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Installation view of digital art works by Professor Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge

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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Gabrielle Meli '22 presented an interdisciplinary thesis exhibition at the end of the 2022 spring semester called Birefringence—a phenomenon that occurs when plane-polarized light passes through minerals under a microscope. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Science under the microscope of visual art

An art and geology double major, University of Rochester senior Gabrielle Meli brings scientific processes to her art.

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7clusters in art and art history

Our AAH clusters satisfy the divisional requirement in the humanities.

Art New York

Art New York graphic.

Intern at a prestigious art, media, or cultural institution in New York City.

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Sage Art Center

Located at the north end of campus, Sage Art Center houses the studio art program of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Rochester. From casual interest to intensive investigation, we accommodate all students who wish to incorporate art-making 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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