Welcome to the Arts...


The Division of the Arts offers technical training, aesthetic development, and historical, theoretical, and critical studies in art, history of art and visual culture, dance, design/technology, drama, film/video, and music to all undergraduates as well as to undergraduate majors and graduate students.

The mission of the arts in education derives from their special modes of thinking and contributions to human experience and achievement. Often transcending verbal and mathematical conventions, the arts involve unique ways of knowing, understanding, expressing, communicating, and creating.

Academic Programs
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Associated Programs
Sesnon Gallery
Shakespeare Santa Cruz
The Center for Art and Visual Studies
The Arts Research Institute
Arts Bridge
Visiting Artists Program

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