The Department of Art and Art History offers over $20,000 in merit-based awards for undergraduate and graduate students that are made possible through the generosity of donors. Typically the funds associated with these awards defray tuition expenses. A faculty committee reviews applications each spring semester and determines the number and amount of awards to be given. Typically, awards vary from $100 – $2,000. For general questions related to departmental scholarships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions related to Art History scholarships should be directed to the Graduate Program Coordinator, email@example.com.
*Art History scholarships are reviewed by the Art History faculty in the spring for undergraduate students and in the fall for graduate and PhD students.
Art & Art History Scholarship Application Information
Application opens: November 1, 2022
Application deadline: January 25, 2023
Additional Scholarships Offered:
King Awards & Exhibition
Awarded annually in the Spring semester
All awards are based on artistic merit. In 2013, Gretchen King (BA in English’59) worked with the Department of Art & Art History to establish the King Competition and Exhibition, the department’s first juried student exhibition. Since that time fellow alums, Meridee Moore (BA in Philosophy ’80) and Kevin King (BFA in Fine Arts ’81) have joined Gretchen in generously supporting the annual competition and exhibition, allowing the department to award undergraduate and graduate students monetary prizes, and to showcase their work in the Visual Arts Complex.
Prestigious jurors are selected to choose the cash awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for graduate and undergraduate students. To apply students must be in a degree-seeking program in the Department of Art and Art History (BA, BFA, MA, MFA) and enrolled in an ARTS (art practices) class or classes this school year (fall 2022/spring 2023)
An exhibition of award-winning work is displayed in the Visual Arts Complex.
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Student Jobs in the Art & Art History Department
Year-round the department searches for students to hire. If you are interested in the field of Art or Art History please consider applying! Follow the link below to review job descriptions and submit your application. There is no deadline to apply.
Research & Creative Work
Students in the Department of Art and Art History work with a dynamic faculty who produce innovative research and creative work. Our faculty mentor students to pursue their interests, including through individual research-based or creative projects.
The following campus resources are available to support student research and creative work:
- Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program (MASP)
- Student Academic Success Center
- Arts and Sciences Honors Program
- The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
The Department of Art and Art History offers internships through the Art Practices Program and the Art History Program. Internships are an opportunity for students to receive academic credit for arts-related work outside the normal curriculum of the Department of Art and Art History. This program is designed to help students clarify their career goals, and offer them the opportunity to gain practical experience. A primary component is the sponsors role. Within this context the sponsor provides a learning experience consisting of individual training tailored to each students interest and area of prior academic preparation. This program is therefore considered a critical link between academic preparation and the student considering an art-oriented career.
Art & Art History Internship Seminar Classes:
Grants are free money and do not have to be repaid. They are typically given to low-income students. If you are eligible for grant aid, your package may include a combination of Federal, State and CU Boulder grants up to the maximum grant amount you are eligible for.
Grants provided by the state of Colorado and CU Boulder are available to graduates. These grants are typically given to low-income students and are awarded as part of a graduate student's financial aid package.
CU Study Abroad Program
Immerse yourself in the local culture with a service-learning or volunteer opportunity while staying on track with your degree or complete an international internship to gain practical, hands-on experience in your field. Plus, you will learn and experience so much through daily interactions with your new environment.
Professional development is a vital element of graduate education. In coordination with partners across campus, the Graduate School helps graduate students cultivate the skills you need to succeed -- whether you are planning a career in public service, government, the private sector, or academia.
The Art & Art History Department offers an innovative series once a year, PRACTICUM: Professional Art Practices. Through public talks, individual meetings and workshops invited guest speakers to discuss the trajectory and evolution of their art practice, work/life balance, and professional development strategies. Students and researchers from all majors and fields are welcome.
Certificate Programs at CU
Depending on your research interests and career goals, graduate students in the Department of Art and Art History have the option to pursue a number of certificates offered at CU.
More information on the CU Certificate Program