Why Art and Art History

A mark is an impression, a goal or target, a distinction. Making a mark suggests an activity, a process or experience. The “mark” and how it is made exemplifies what is taught, practiced and realized each day in our classrooms in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Being an art major will change your perspective about the world. As an art student at UAB you will learn to think critically and independently, delve into imagined worlds, and understand how others live and understand themselves. You will learn the skills and techniques needed to express yourself as a visual artist, practice the art of critique and study from great masters new and old.