Our art historyprogram allows for specialization in Renaissance, Baroque, and 18th Century art; 19th and 20th-century
American art and architecture; African American art and art of the Black Diasporic
South; Asian art and architecture; as well as film and photographic history and theory.
We offer broad survey and special topics courses in art history on a regular basis.
When you begin pursuing a degree in media arts, you'll take the helm of media art
production projects. At the end, each student completes an internship and applies
valuable skills learned from class to the industry. Every course puts you at the center
of an intellectually challenging and practical curriculum.
The Studio Art and Design program area offers two degrees. The B.A. in Studio Art is a well-rounded liberal arts degree that is flexible enough for students to easily
include a double major or a minor. The B.F.A. is a professional degree that prepares art and design students for professional practice in an area of specialization.
No matter which degree you choose, as a student in the School of Visual Art and Design
you will benefit from outstanding facilities, direct mentoring from faculty, and hands-on
experiences. Our art and design students are pursuing internships and independent
research, and are active in Columbia’s thriving arts community.