Each fall, students curate an exhibition of the professional artists’ work in the Carole Calo Gallery on campus. The eagerness, attentiveness and professionalism of the eight student-curators of Visionary Vistas are evident in this compelling exhibitVIEW THE CATALOG
The visual studies student learns to critically engage with these forms and to understand them as a window into discussions about identity, society and the formation of values. Visual studies bridges the world between multiple traditional academic disciplines with a focus on the theory, history and cultural implications of visual culture. Students will take classes in art history, communication, cinema studies, critical theory, American studies, gender & sexuality studies, and English, among others.
Students in this concentration are interested in critical theory and how that might apply to a professional career where disciplinary overlap and a broad knowledge-base is essential. Future career opportunities could include curatorial work, non-profit and arts administration, or entrepreneurial creative fields.