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Study the role of art in shaping history and culture

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Create engaging works of art with diverse media

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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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Artist Jay Yan poses for a photo as he installs a mosaic mural consisting of nearly 8,000 stainless steel pieces in the main entrance of the recently completed Sloan Performing Arts Center. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Mosaic graces walls of new River Campus performance space

Chinese American artist Jay Yan installed a mural made of nearly 8,000 mirrored discs in the University of Rochester’s Sloan Performing Arts Center.

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7clusters in art and art history

Our AAH clusters satisfy the divisional requirement in the humanities.

Art New York

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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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