The exterior view of the new Visual Arts Building on the University of Iowa campus.


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The School of Art & Art History (SAAH) provides a creative, multidisciplinary environment for students of the studio arts, the history of art, and art education. Established in 1936, the school is firmly grounded in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. It encourages interaction among its diverse faculty as well as collaboration with related disciplines across campus.

Iowa's art and art history graduates enjoy success as practicing professional artists, professors of art history, teachers, museum directors and curators, theater designers, commercial designers, and art administrators.

The School of Art & Art History has two Divisions: the Art History Division and the Studio Art Division.

Within the Studio Division, there are four Studio Areas, each with an Area Head. They are Dimensional Practice, Printmaking, Painting & Drawing, and Media, Social Practice & Design.

Under the Dimensional Practice Area, there are four disciplines: Ceramics, 3D Design, Metal Arts & Jewelry, and Sculpture. Under the Media, Social Practice & Design Area, there are three disciplines: Graphic Design, Intermedia & Video Art, and Photography. 

Contact Information:
150 Art Building West (ABW) 
141 N. Riverside Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52242-7000
Phone: 319-335-1376
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