Architecture and Visual Studies


A program of the Faculty of Arts & Science and the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. If you have any questions about the programs below, please contact the Daniels faculty registrar’s office at

Visual studies focus upon a critical understanding and production of art. Visual studies is set within a unique environment focusing on a rigorous investigation of the interdisciplinary and conceptual components inherent to contemporary art and curatorial practice, as well as in critical writing, theory, art history, design, and related areas requiring a high degree of visual literacy. This innovative program of study provides instruction in studio practice in combination with critical discourse involving all aspects of contemporary visual culture through lectures, studio courses, seminars, and field trips.

The Visual Studies Minor is a Faculty of Arts & Science program. Requirements are listed below. Information about electives for this program may be found in the Daniels faculty calendar.