- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
Visual Studies courses takes place in lecture halls and small seminar rooms, in on-campus museums and galleries and in the museums and the rich architectural landscape of Buffalo. Introductory-level lectures train students in techniques of visual decoding. Subsequent classes mix lectures with engaged student discussion and participation. Advanced students participate in a capstone course for seniors and have the option to take seminars and work closely with professors.
About Our Facilities
In addition to a variety of classrooms, Visual Studies courses have access to multiple on-campus galleries that provide a continuous stream of exhibitions of historical and contemporary art and offer an array of internship opportunities for students.
About Our Faculty
Our faculty is concentrated in the modern and contemporary period, and we are also strong in ancient art and the relationship between art and political activism. Our faculty are specialists in theory, early 20th-century European art, performance and post war American art — all examined with careful attention to questions of gender, race and ethnicity.
The highly ranked Department of Art faculty and staff consist of professionally and internationally active artists, scholars and technicians who make available a diverse range of discourse and expertise. A partial list of the fellowships and grants secured by our faculty suggests its strength: Rockefeller Foundation, Warhol Foundation, Terra Foundation, Smithsonian, Fulbright Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Capital Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, Chalmers Arts Fellowship, Aperture Foundation, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin; New York Foundation for the Arts; New York State Council for the Arts, National Science Foundation and TED.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the Department of Art website for additional information about our faculty.