• Students working in the studio.
  • Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at the Carpenter Center


The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies (VES) is the curricular home of a broad range of studio arts and theoretical studies. The department offers studio courses in areas that include painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, design, film, video, animation, and photography. VES also offers lecture courses and seminars in film history and theory, studies of the built and natural environment, design and urbanism, and visual studies and contemporary arts.


The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor (without tenure) in art practice, with an emphasis on sculpture broadly defined. For more information and to apply, visit ARIeS, Harvard's portal for academic positions. Applications are due November 25, 2015.

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