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Offering undergraduate programs in Art HistoryFilm Studies, and Studio Art, the Art Department curriculum is informed by the research and practice of faculty abreast of evolving ideas in three disciplines. Through interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches, classes emphasize the primacy of visual literacy in the formation of the engaged, humanistic individual. Focusing on undergraduate learning, faculty work closely with students to guide them in their respective areas of inquiry. Our curriculum complements and intersects those of many departments at the University as well as programming at the McMullen Museum of Art. A plethora of cultural and educational institutions in the greater Boston area also provide opportunity for further exploration and discovery.

The Art Department's departmental office and most faculty offices are located on the fourth floor of Devlin Hall, at the heart of Boston College's Chestnut Hill Campus. Two large painting studios on the fourth floor take advantage of the natural light afforded by our location on the top floor of the building. Two additional studios for drawing and other media, a state-of-the-art digital media, and a digital lab with a lending library of equipment to support creative projects, are also found on this floor, as well as the department's Visual Resources Center, with over 100,000 35-millimeter slides and an in-house collection of digital images of works of art. Film and photography labs are on the ground floor of Devlin Hall. Nearby carriage houses, across Beacon Street, provide additional studios for senior Studio Art Majors (who are provided with their own work spaces) and ceramics, including an outdoor kiln. Art classes meet primarily in classrooms in Devlin Hall, Stokes Hall and O'Neill Library.

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