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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

School of Art & Art History

Shwayder Art Building, photo by H. Seneff

University of Denver

School of Art & Art History

The University of Denver has offered instruction in art and art history since 1880.

The School of Art & Art History teaches the technical processes of art, methods of analyzing and criticizing visual culture and the diverse histories of art. We educate students to think critically and conceptually, to express themselves creatively, to articulate their ideas clearly, and to make significant contributions to the society in which they live. Our faculty demonstrates and promotes these qualities through their creative activity, scholarship, and public service.

DU's School of Art & Art History is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

In addition to majors and minors, there are many opportunities for other DU students and members of the community to participate in our classes. We encourage study abroad at our partner schools. Annual travel classes, the Vicki Myhren Gallery, Gallery 023, and our partnership with the Denver Art Museum create unique opportunities for practical art experiences and for classes taught by curators and conservators at DU.