Majors & Minors
Pursue a degree or take courses in art history, visual studies, and studio art.
Gain practical experience doing art-related work at cultural institutions, art museums, commercial galleries, or non-profit organizations.
Art on Campus
Several galleries on campus feature artwork from students as well as regional, national, and international artists.
Seniors show beauty of urban art with augmented reality
Four Rochester students saw the beauty of graffiti art in abandoned city subway tunnels. Banding together as the ExSpace Artist Collective, they designed an augmented reality project to share that beauty with others.Read More
Inaugural Artist in Residence
Please welcome Ash Arder, the Department of Art and Art History's first artist-in-residence. Arder is a transdisciplinary artist who examines the interspecies relationships between humans and plants primarily through pop culture and historic lenses.
As part of our new Artist-in-Residence Program, the department annually selects an artist (or art collective) who is given the opportunity to pursue research or realize a specific project while drawing on the University's resources.
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.Learn More
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