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Academic Programs

The University of California, Merced offers academic programs in the arts that provide students with a comprehensive education in creative expression and critical thinking. These programs emphasize the development of technical skills, aesthetic sensibility, and cultural awareness through a variety of mediums such as visual arts, performing arts, written arts, and digital media. Through rigorous coursework, hands-on experiences, and engagement with faculty and peers, students in the arts at UC Merced are prepared for careers in various artistic fields, as well as graduate studies in their chosen discipline. With state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant arts community, UC Merced is an ideal place for students to explore their creativity and pursue their passion for the arts.

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Department of Global Arts, Media and Writing Studies (GAMWS)

Global Arts Studies Program

Department of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures

Merritt Writing Program

Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD Program

Center for the Humanities

UC Merced Library


Special Collections