Our goal of fostering a greater appreciation of the arts is especially fitting at The Catholic University of America, given both the historic tradition of brilliant art patronage by the Catholic Church, and the outstanding resources of Washington, D.C. Through courses both within and outside the department, art majors are provided with a broad introduction into the practice, theory, and appreciation of the arts.

There are several opportunities both on campus and off in Washington, D.C., for students to immerse themselves in art and any other activities that interest them. Our on-campus gallery regularly showcases student artwork. Numerous world-class museums in the area offer internships. The University’s study abroad programs enable students to add a global perspective to their study of art.