Department of Art & Art History

Welcome to Art & Art History

Art & Art History Department Update

This Spring, the Department of Art & Art History will offer over 50 in-person courses! These will include all areas of Art Studio, as well as some courses in Art Education and Interior Architecture.

Access to our studios and other spaces will be contingent on changing conditions, and we’ll post updates here whenever we get new information.

Our galleries and museums are currently OPEN, Event information is frequently posted on our department's Instagram.

We are excited for and look forward to a wonderful semester with all our amazing students!

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Chico State supports our students, regardless of their immigration status, and welcomes Muslim students, Jewish students, students of color, DREAMers, DACA students, and refugees; the Art & Art History Department supports all these students, and I support all these students. 
- Asa Mittman, Department of Art & Art History

Mission Statement

The Department of Art and Art History is dedicated to developing students' critical thinking, creativity, visual literacy, technical skills, and knowledge about the history of art. We provide high-quality instruction in Art Education, Art History, Studio Art, and Interior Architecture. In all areas, we endeavor to create an environment which supports professional artistic activities and research in traditional and new media and methodologies. Read our full mission statement here.