The Department of Art acknowledges the Chumash as the original inhabitants and custodians of the land on which our department was founded. We pay our respect to the Chumash community both past and present and to all of our relations. As a community for higher learning, we understand that knowledge and culture are collectively produced of all races, ethnicities, classes, genders, sexual orientations, and disabilities....

...We embrace our different backgrounds to create a respectful space where one may critique and challenge social, cultural, and physical borders to create meaningful artistic expressions. Disagreement is supported, even as we are mindful that certain identities are more privileged while others are often undermined and marginalized. We are committed to rethinking, reframing, and reconstructing art education as groundwork for building inclusive, energized, creative communities. Please see menu items including "About" for more information.

UCSB Department of Art

The Department of Art is a dynamic, open learning environment for the production of individual and collaborative art. We are makers, thinkers, and problem solvers, and we invite you to join in the process of discovery.