- UC Santa Cruz
- Visual Studies PhD
The Visual Studies Ph.D. at UC Santa Cruz is an interdisciplinary program designed for students with diverse academic backgrounds from across the arts and humanities who wish to pursue a graduate degree focused on the social and cultural production of human vision and on the distinctive roles played by art and artifacts in societies from around the globe. Faculty research areas include cultural production in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific Islands.
The program employs a wide range of visual evidence for examination, without being constrained by traditional hierarchies of art. Fine arts, architecture, photography, film, performances, utilitarian objects, and popular entertainments all are primary source material for scholars in the field.
The flexibility of the program allows students to work closely with their advisor and the director of graduate studies to craft a personalized course of study that advances their intellectual and professional goals.
Core Faculty [more]
Derek Conrad Murray
Applications for 2014-15 will be accepted from October 1 - December 15, 2013. For official information about the application process, please visit UCSC Graduate Division Prospective Students.
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