The Department of Art has a long-standing reputation for the quality and diversity of its fine arts program. Courses in art education, art history, and art studio promote creativity, visual literacy, and critical thinking. Graduate and undergraduate art students have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Else and Witt Galleries. Exhibitions of work by nationally and internationally significant artists are shown in the University Library Gallery.
The Department of Design prepares its students for a wide range of career opportunities in the fields of Graphic Design, Interior Design and Photography. Graduates learn to work creatively and to explore new possibilities in their respective media while at the same time providing the highest quality of professional services to their clients. By offering degree programs in three interrelated fields, the Department is well positioned to train its students in the wide range of art and design practices that play a part in creating our visual environment.
The Department of Music has a long and impressive history of presenting quality performances to the city and region. By offering over twenty -five years of outstanding performances at the Festival of New American Music and by presenting concerts and recitals by a distinguished faculty and excellent performing groups, the Department has assumed a leadership role in the musical life of California. In recognition of its important place in the nation, the Department is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
THEATRE AND DANCE
The Department of Theatre and Dance provides a broad and thorough foundation in the history, theory, literature and practice of theatre and dance to students who wish to pursue post-graduate studies or join the profession. The department offers an imaginative and ambitious program of historical and contextual studies supported by studio and production work. Our mission challenges our students to be independent thinkers. Our department provides a collaborative, artistic environment that reflects a richly complex and diverse global perspective complimented by national and international faculty and staff experience.
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GALLERY
The Library Gallery is the premier gallery space for Sacramento State. Be it paintings, print graphics, sculpture, photographs, or technology, every exhibit is as unique as it is magnificent. Located in the Sacramento State University Library, The Library Gallery brings top level museum quality displays to campus benefiting of university students, faculty, and the greater Sacramento community.