The Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University currently offers a Ph.D. Program in Art History and Visual Culture, and Master's Programs Digital Art History and Computational Media.

The department also participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Computational Media, Arts & Cultures, co-sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, the Program in Literature, the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Information Science + Studies certificate program, and many of the faculty are involved in the MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts.

The department strives to provide students with the necessary tools to understand the global visual and material cultures of the past and present and with the skills to interpret them for the benefit of the broader community.