Art History Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Students majoring in art history learn how to write about works of art using rigorous visual analysis, historical knowledge, and critical thinking. Benefiting from our studio art faculty and facilities, our students undergo foundational studio courses, giving them a distinctive perspective on materiality and process. This program culminates in the presentation of a written thesis. During the 2018–19 academic year, the art history courses offered by the ART Department will be undergoing curriculum reform.
Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.
|STUDIO ART I: SURFACE/IMAGE/PRACTICE|
|STUDIO ART II: SPACE/FORM/MATERIALS|
|DIGITAL ART I|
|ART IN THE HUMANITIES (satisfies a GECR)|
|RESEARCH IN ART HISTORY|
|ART HISTORY SEMINAR|
|Experience Requirements–choose from the following||30|
|HISTORY OF ANCIENT ART|
|HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL ART|
|HISTORY RENAISSANCE ART|
|HISTORY OF BAROQUE AND ROCOCO ART|
|ART OF THE 19TH CENTURY|
|HISTORY OF MODERN ART|
|HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART|
|Elective–choose an additional ART course in consultation with department advisor.||3|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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- develops advanced level of knowledge and regarding the major styles/artists/movements within art history;
- develops strong studio skills (in a variety of media);
- interprets, defends and critically evaluates visual arts through oral and written discussions;
- knows and seeks their professional community;
- translates and produces independent research into quality written or visual formats.