- UC Santa Cruz
- The Arts
We view art as a way of navigating the world, a lens through which to probe and critique contemporary culture. By developing engaged artists, we investigate and critique contemporary social landscapes.Thanks to the diverse interests and expertise of our faculty, our program is robust with a variety of possible specialties and themes: spatial discourse, social justice actions, aesthetic and public performance, cross-boundary collaborations and innovative communication. Our strength is in our wide range of backgrounds, our creative diversity and in the vitality of our cultural investigation. Here students are inspired to master techniques and employ them toward the visually new and challenging.