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Foundational. Transferable. Enduring.

  • We teach students to think critically, express creatively and communicate clearly — skills favored by employers.
  • We are listed among the top 23 in subject area rankings (U.S. News & World Report Global University Rankings).
  • We help students make sense of the world and imagine the future.

The Division At a Glance

  • 1,540 undergraduates
  • 435 Ph.D. and MFA graduate students
  • 100 + undergraduate majors and graduate programs
  • 373 academic, instructional and research faculty
  • 23,000 alumni

Call for Applications

With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and in partnership with the San Diego Community College District, the UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities is excited to launch the Integrated Internship Initiative. The initiative will fund three Ph.D. humanities students for the 2020-2021 academic year, and will introduce these fellows to a range of academic leadership positions and career options.

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Envisioning the Future

Led by Arts and Community Engagement, a public discussion was held Nov. 14 inside the University Art Gallery, where five prominent gallery directors from top universities across the nation answered the question “Why is a university art gallery important?”

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News from the Division

UC San Diego, San Diego Community College District Receive Combined $2.7M from Mellon Foundation

Driven by Realities of Climate Change, Composer Lei Liang Receives Classical Music’s Top Honor

Horror & Hope: A Conversation with ‘Man in Love’ Director Stephen Buescher

Arts and Humanities Moments

Stay up to date with the latest accomplishments, news and events from the Division of Arts and Humanities through our digital magazine.

Read the January 2020 issue

Featured Events

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Feb 6, 7, 8

MFA Dance Thesis II: An Object, Screaming

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Feb 12

New Writing Series with Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

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Feb 29

Graduate Open Studios

The Engine of Creative Innovation

Armed with foundational knowledge, transferable skills and enduring experience, Arts and Humanities graduates don’t just impact the workforce — they leave a dent. With your philanthropic support of the division, we can make waves for the greater good.

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The Division in the News

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Philosophy professor and time expert Craig Callender asks if we are all wrong about black holes

Visual Arts faculty Nicole Miller’s ‘To the Stars’ Lights the Path to Greatness (With Lasers!)

The story in the sound: Music alumni Yvette Jackson composes pieces to immerse audiences in narrative

The Campaign for UC San Diego

At the University of California San Diego, challenging convention is our most cherished tradition. The Campaign for UC San Diego is a $2 billion comprehensive fundraising effort to transform the student experience, our campus and ultimately the world. #GiveUCSD #ContinueTheNonTradition

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