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Department of Art and Art History

The UAB Department of Art + Art History fosters critical and creative thinking, communication, problem solving and community engagement through our curriculum and programs. We are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, which confirms that our programs meet the highest standards in art and design education. Explore our website to see the numerous ways in which our faculty, students, and community contribute to a vibrant and dynamic culture at UAB, Birmingham, and beyond.

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Faculty Spotlight: Doug Baulos

Announcing: M.A. In Cultural Heritage Studies

Announcing: M.A. In Cultural Heritage Studies

UAB’s Cultural Heritage Studies program—the only professional degree of its kind in the state of Alabama—provides students with an understanding of the relationship between culture, knowledge, and power. The program prepares students to understand, interpret, and promote a broad range of cultural activities, with an emphasis on art and architecture. Students train in heritage interpretation and outreach, promoting community engagement in the process. They develop skills and values pertinent to public history, digital history, museum studies, cultural resource management, and heritage tourism.

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    The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences is home to a wide range of undergraduate degrees and certificates. In fact, the College has been considered the foundation of undergraduate education at UAB for over a decade.
  • UAB’s 12 new construction and renovation projects transforming campus, supporting strategic initiatives
    UAB’s strategic planning continues to blaze its path to improve more lives by leveraging construction projects that include new and enhanced facilities across the institution, blooming green spaces and art installations.
  • Graphic design at UAB gives artist the skills to lead clients to the top
    This spring, Samantha Richardson won her second Mosaic Award, the American Advertising Federation’s highest honor, for her work with a new Birmingham, Alabama, nonprofit, In Solidarity: The Beth El Civil Rights Experience.

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