College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Department of Visual and Public Art


Woman holding book with a quote. I feel remarkably lucky to have graduated from a program that uniquely continues to focus on the impact of social practice and the imperative relationship between artist and community by Whitney AguiƱiga, VPA class of 2009

VPA students are increasingly prepared for next level academic endeavors that engage the benefits of a degree program. For example, VPA alumni have pursued social-based graduate degree programs in Design and Media (MA), Master of Social Work (MAW), Social and Community Services (MA), and Material and Visual Culture (MA), as well as fine art graduate programs in Studio Art (MFA), Architecture (MFA), Visual Studies (MFA), and Creative Writing (MFA).

VPA alumni who are currently enrolled in graduate programs:

Whitney Aiken

MFA in Studio Art Mills College, Oakland Class of 2009

Katie Fisher

MA in Higher Education Arizona State University Class of 2015

Francisco Garcia

MFA in Architecture California College of the Arts, San Francisco Class of 2016

Nancy Her

MA in Museum Studies San Francisco State University Class of 2015

Lauren Finch

MA in Photography & Urban Cultures Goldsmiths University of London, England, UK Class of 2014

Matthew Floriani

MFA in Studio Art Mills College, Oakland CA Class of 2013