🖼 About BA History of Art & Visual Culture
Our focus is contemporary art from the 20th and 21st centuries, which means you’ll analyze what’s trending on social media alongside what’s on view in galleries and museums. History becomes relevant in studio-based courses, where you’ll work with the materials you study, and with citywide trips to institutions like the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Preparing for publication and beyond
You’ll finish your classroom and studio work with a senior thesis project, which is transformed into a symposium presentation. In addition to working closely with faculty throughout this process, you’ll get feedback from visiting curators, historians, gallerists, and even CCA alumni. After CCA, you’ll be set up to continue your academic journey in graduate school or find work at galleries, museums, and auction houses.