If you like to read, research, and write about art, art history is the discipline for you. Our curriculum is designed to produce students with a strong breadth of understanding of the history of art from a global perspective. We support students as they develop their historical knowledge and research and writing skills, but also push students to become experts in visual and critical analysis.
A detailed list of program requirements for the BA in Art and Visual Culture with a concentration in Art History can be found on its Program of Study. The courses there are organized into the following categories:
These courses provide both academic and professional context for your studies in art history, including courses on contemporary exhibition practice and opportunities for internships.
Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Proficiency in a foreign language is always useful in our global world, but is especially significant if you choose to work in a museum or academic library, and/or pursue graduate studies.
Taking studio art courses introduces you to a history of materials and art-making technologies.
Choosing a minor that compliments your interests in art history adds additional depth and breadth to your knowledge of art-making and its connection with other forms of cultural expression.
For a complete list of courses that fulfill this degree’s requirements, see the Program of Study in the University Bulletin.