Students interested in study abroad have the opportunity to participate in numerous art-oriented programs around the globe. The Art History Program encourages majors to consider a junior year study abroad program. Such programs afford unique opportunities to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures. Interested students should make inquiries with the Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Student and Scholar Services, 210 Talbert Hall, (716) 645-2258. For further information visit UB’s Study Abroad site.
Semester-long internships are available with prominent design and art studios in New York City and elsewhere; arranged through the Department of Visual Studies. Advanced students in all BA or BFA concentrations may also enroll locally in an internship course to gain practical experience. Placement is made in conjunction with faculty and includes design firms; commercial photographers; established art institutions or alternative art spaces. Internships are frequently available to Art History majors and minors at such local museums and galleries as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Anderson Art Gallery, Big Orbit, Burchfield Penney Art Center, the Castellani Art Museum, the Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art (CEPA), the CFA Art Gallery, and Hallwalls. While internships may not be used to fulfill distribution requirements, they may be taken for credit.
Independent Study — Art History
With the approval of a faculty sponsor, students may sign up for a 3-credit independent study to pursue an issue or topic emerging from their coursework in art history. An independent study may not be used as a substitute for required courses.
The Student Visual Art Organization is an organization for undergraduate Visual Studies students interested in activities such as: organizing special exhibits and events, open figure drawing sessions, and trips to museums and galleries.
Art History Club
An active undergraduate club meets regularly. Faculty participate with the club on trips to museums and exhibitions, cultural events, lectures and discussions of interest (e.g., career possibilities).