The study of art, art history, and design provides a unique perspective on what it means to be human. The University of Notre Dame offers majors, minors, and exciting electives in all three areas, helping students develop their creative talents as they strive to be a force for good in the world.
Why study studio art, art history, or design?
Under the guidance of a talented and diverse faculty, students will acquire the technical and visual skills necessary to work creatively, develop their intellectual abilities to think critically, and cultivate the personal discipline and maturity to reflect thoughtfully on the world and our place in it.
Our alumni leave Notre Dame with an expansive worldview and a variety of real-world skills that enable them to flourish in any career path they choose to pursue.
Students can choose from majors and minors offered in three areas:
What is a good first course in art, art history, or design?
- Art History — University Seminar
- Studio Art/Design — Foundations courses: Drawing I, 2D, or 3D
Looking to satisfy the Ways of Knowing University requirement?
Non-majors are welcome to take our classes. We have studio art, design, and art history courses that count toward your degree.