The School of Art, Design, and Art History is committed to excellence in the visual arts and design, intellectual development, interdisciplinary research, and creative growth. The faculty, professionally active artists, designers, scholars, critics and educators, seek to develop a high degree of professional competence in future artists, art historians, art educators and designers within the rich environment of a large, culturally diverse urban university. The School strives to assume a leadership role in the visual arts and design by serving as a cultural resource for San Diego State University, the Southern California and Baja community, and the related professions.
The School of Art, Design, and Art History offers the M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in the visual arts. While focused on the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary art practice, the School includes concentrations in Art (ceramics, furniture, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles), Design (graphic design, interior design, multimedia), and Art History (nineteenth century, modern and contemporary western art, Asian art and history of museums).
SDSU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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