BA Art History
Undergraduates majoring in art history are introduced to the study of art across a wide range of media, cultures, and periods. The Bachelor of arts (BA) degree in art history offers a broad choice of courses in Western and non-Western art history, as well as unique courses in various media and emphases.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO STUDY ART HISTORY?
Art history students examine works of art in their historical, social, and political contexts, conduct research, and discern the ideas conveyed by art. They study principal artists and art movements, past and present, in Western and non-Western cultures. They also take courses in studio art to better understand the methods and techniques used to produces visual art.
Courses You’ll Take
• History of Art I & II
• 1 course in ancient art
• 1 course in medieval art
• 1 course in Renaissance/Early Modern art
• 1 course in non-Western Art
• 20th Century Art
• 2 advanced art history electives
• Research and Writing in Art
• Art Theory and Criticism
• 3 courses in studio art (2 courses beginning 2020–2021)
WHY STUDY ART HISTORY?
Art history majors excel in analyzing the visual arts. They learn about the styles, trends, and developments of art history and gain proficiency in communicating their thoughts about art. The critical thinking and communication skills that are developed by studying art history are highly desired by employers.
Access to a Network of Alumni
You’ll have access to a strong alumni network, including many of our graduates who have become leaders in their organization.
Our art history alumni find careers in all major economic sectors. The most common are: Arts|Culture|Media, Business|Finance, STEM, K-12, Higher Ed, and Law.
Assoc. Curator, Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Creative Dir. Ridge & Furrow Letterpress
Dir. of Collections, Walter Anderson Museum
Dir. of Learning & Innovation, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Manager, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Master Planner, Walt Disney Imagineering
Owner, the French Potager Antiques
Gallery Owner, Perry Nicole Fine Art
Events Coord., National Museum of Women in the Arts
Associate Attorney, Jones Walker
Marketing Associate, Sysco
Regional Sales Manager, Nespresso
Faculty, Brevard Comm. College
Communications Manager, Grand Biloxi