Our program is committed to exploring the visual arts as tools for exploring and decoding culture.
We offer art history courses on painting, sculpture, performance art, graphic arts, architecture, photography and decorative arts as ways to investigate today’s broad and immersive visual world.
Students will have the chance to explore traditional media such as painting, as well as architecture and digital media. A global approach to art history allows UB students to explore thematic elements of the fabric of visual culture such as taste and patronage, myth and narrative, gender and race, and intercultural relations.
Faculty members use a diverse range of methodological approaches to help students master the necessary tools and knowledge to understand our visual world.
Courses are offered from ancient to contemporary art history, with specific attention to social history, gender, sexuality and race, post-colonialism, and the context of history and politics.
Art Departmental scholarships up to $2,000 are available to currently enrolled art majors.
One four-year scholarship covering all resident tuition and fees, minus any other aid received, is available to an undergraduate Honors student in the creative or performing arts. To be considered, students must have an unweighted high school average of at least 90 and a combined SAT critical reading and math score of at least 1230 or an ACT score of at least 27. A personal interview and a separate scholarship application are required.
Contact the Honors College to request an application.
Come see for yourself what the Department of Art at UB has to offer you.