The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies (VES) cultivates skills in both the practice and the critical study of the visual arts. Its components include photography, filmmaking, animation, video art, painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, as well as film and visual studies, critical theory, and the study of the built environment.  Its faculty comprises individuals working and teaching in all of these modes. The department has a strong commitment to fostering dialogue among makers, critics, and theorists. VES also offers a Ph.D. in Film and Visual Studies.

Recent News


The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts seeks a visionary, entrepreneurial leader as the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director. Candidates should apply online.

Upcoming Events at VES

Upcoming Events at CCVA and FSC

For more information on events and exhibitions, visit:

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Film Study Center