The Department of Art is committed to educating its students to become contemporary artists and designers through in-depth core disciplines as well as interdisciplinary and integrated approaches to making art.
The 19-credit Certificate in Design and Creative Technologies (DCT) is a new program to prepare undergraduate students for the innovative roles the visual arts and digital media play in shaping contemporary culture. This certificate integrates research-driven design thinking and digital media-making with the study of technologies used in professional creative industries. Apply by October 15th for Spring 2024!
Herter Gallery is the oldest exhibition space on the UMass Amherst campus. Its primary purpose is to arrange for the display and study of works of art consonant with the educational mission of the university’s Art Department.
The Visiting Artists, Curators and Practitioners Series offers diverse and vibrant programming of between five – six speakers each of whom conducts a lecture centered on their work and practice, as well as visiting with students in their studio-settings. All lectures are free and open to the public.
November 03, 2023
Flocking Patterns (on the wall @ SAB) is a site-specific immersive video installation by Will Johnston-Rutledge, and is inspired by the movements of birds, fish, and other collective species. The...
September 21, 2023
Submit your work by October 1, 2023! Paperbark Magazine is seeking visual art, poetry, and prose submissions for the fifth annual print issue. Paperbark is an inspiring literary and art community...
September 21, 2023
The Department of Art now offers a 19-credit Certificate in Design and Creative Technologies (DCT). This new program prepares undergraduate students for the innovative roles the visual arts and...
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