Art, Architecture + Art History
The Department of Art, Architecture + Art History is committed to shaping the next generation of artists, designers, critics and creative thinkers. Dedicated to exploring creative practices at the forefront of our disciplines, we believe that art not only mirrors the society in which it is produced, but also shapes it: we are most interested in art's potential to offer a critique of culture, and embody in the present that which is yet to become.
Why Choose Art, Architecture + Art History:
Advanced Comprehensive Coursework
Our curriculum prepares students for prestigious careers at graduate school and/or meaningful professional careers. Students learn to synthesize information from different sources and to refine their technical skills and aesthetic perspectives.
Committed, Professionally Active Faculty
Our students work alongside faculty who are committed to their success, so students can depend on faculty support long after graduation. Faculty are professionally active, so students can assist on major works of research, and have exposure to renown artists (Rembrandt, Goya, etc) to inspire their future works. Faculty are also consistently advancing their programs to ensure that students continue to have the best, most comprehensive education possible.
Embodying USD's Changemaker designation, our students understand how art and architecture can affect positive change. They are encouraged to think of art/ architecture as a mirror and shaper of societies.
Students will graduate with an expansive portfolio of work to prove their skill set to employers and graduate schools.
Unlike other technically focused programs, our art and architecture programs encourage awareness (cultural, societal and historical), so that our students are able to bring unique perspectives to projects that are desired by employers.
In the News
// October 5, 2016
Six years ago, when the University of San Diego was designated as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka, a global nonprofit association devoted to …
// August 19, 2016
The Teen YearsJuly 9 – August 26, 2016Opening Reception: July 9th from 6-8pm at Joseph Bellows Gallery Professor Duncan McCosker's wo…
// May 28, 2015
Dr. Daniel López-Pérez receives 2015 Graham Foundation Grant. Dr. López-Pérez's awarded project commemorates th…