Who the program is for
Students in SPU’s Art History and Visual Studies program are culturally curious and open-minded. They want to understand how people from all times and places have expressed their deepest values and highest ideals. Often, AHVS students use the culturally literacy they develop to travel – both domestically and abroad – with confidence. With its focus on big, universal questions, SPU’s AHVS program is uniquely equipped to develop empathy and cultural savvy among its graduates.
Our location in Seattle, at a crossroads of cultures, helps students practice this empathy and savvy right where they are. Alumni/ae of SPU’s AHVS program exhibit a cultural and emotional literacy that helps them adapt to a variety of environments and workplaces after graduation. They also become sophisticated navigators of today’s challenging mass-media environment.