In the Visual Arts Department at CU Denver, the city becomes our canvas, industry leaders become professors and a passion becomes a profession. We do our best work designing in a digital lab or putting paint to canvas in a studio. Our students have access to state-of-the art digital labs, sculpture studios, industrial equipment and darkrooms. They find opportunities at the Denver Art Museum, in galleries across the Front Range and at digital studios like Pixar. That’s how the College of Arts & Media unites the ability to create with the means to succeed.



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Congratulations to the 2021 Outstanding Graduates

Visual Arts celebrates the Outstanding Graduates of 2021:

Florence Blackwell, Art History and Photography
Huitzilli Oronia, Digital Design

These exceptional students have demonstrated creativity, scholarship, and inquisitiveness that has embodies Visual Arts at CU Denver.

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Shane Still '21 receives praise for "31 Days Denver"

Shane Still '21 (photography/communications double major) is honoring each day of Mental Health Awareness Month through his BFA thesis 31 Days Denver, an audio visual exploration of the mental health affects from the COVID-19 pandemic.

View the coverage of 31 Days Denver

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Visual Arts BFA Thesis Exhibtions

The 2021 Visual Arts Thesis Exhibitions are a testament to the creative, artistic, and scholarly spirit of the College of Arts & Media, the Visual Arts Department, and the class of 2021.

BFA Exhibition 1 Showing April 14 – April 29, 2021
Closing Celebration Thursday, April 29
Limited In-Person (By Invitation Only)
On Zoom (Open To Public): http://bit.ly/BFAThesisClosingCelebraion1

BFA Exhibition 2 Showing May 4 – May 19, 2021
Closing Celebration Thursday, May 13
Limited In-Person (By Invitation Only)
On Zoom (Open To Public): http://bit.ly/BFAThesisClosingCelebration2