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Department of Visual Studies

Contact Information

College of Arts and Sciences
202 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6010

Phone: 716.645.6878
Fax: 716.645.6970
Web Address: visualstudies.buffalo.edu
Steven Kurtz
Reinhard Reitzenstein
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Lisa Hewitt
Undergraduate Advisor

Program Overview

The Department of Visual Studies unites several major aspects of art and visual culture: studio art, the history of art, and the study of visual images.

Visual Studies offers degree programs in Art (ART) and Art History (AHI) as well as courses in Visual Studies (VS).

The Department of Visual Studies supports the University at Buffalo's commitment to creative research and teaching excellence. The Art Program promotes diversity, innovation, and progressive practice, featuring an internationally recognized and professionally active full-time faculty. The Visual Studies Art Program collaborates with other programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and across the research environment of UB.

The study of art opens the mind to a wealth of possibilities, allowing students to discover their unique skills. Artists and designers produce visual expressions of culture that investigate and redefine our world. The studio art program emphasizes critical thinking and art production skills through a combination of a broad university education and a rigorous studio curriculum. The art program prepares students for the real world practice of art and design.

Last updated: May 29, 2014 3:01 pm EST