Bachelor of Arts in Art History
The Bachelor of Arts in Art History offers an interdisciplinary approach to the history, technique, and theory of art, architecture, and material and visual culture. The program provides two paths of study in art history. Option A prepares students for graduate study in art history while Option B prepares students for careers in the fields of Museum Studies and Arts Administration. The Bachelor of Arts in Art History requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of course work.
In addition to the University General Education requirements, Art History majors are required to complete courses listed below. Courses used to fulfill University General Education requirements, if they are applicable, may be used to satisfy Department specific requirements.
Art History/Studio Core (18 hrs.)
|ART 1100||Foundation Drawing & Design: Two Dimensional Applications||
|ART 1110||Foundation Drawing & Design: Three Dimensional Applications||
|ART 2050||Survey of Western Art History I||
|ART 2060||Survey of Western Art History II||
|ART 3760||Art History Seminar||
|ART 4940||Introduction to Methodology in Art History||
|Total Credit Hours:||18
Art History Options (18 hrs.)
Select no more than one course from six of the following categories, for a total of 18 hours.
|ART 4870/ART 8876||North American Art: From the Colonial Period to the Armory Show of 1913||
|ART 3770||History of Architecture to 1850||
|ART 3780||History of Architecture Since 1850||
|ART 2040||Cross-Cultural Survey of Art||
|ART 4920||Art in Theory and in Practice since 1900||
|ART 4930/ART 8936||Special Topics in Art History||
1 - 3 credits
|Total Credit Hours:||18
History (6 hrs.)
Courses to be determined in consultation with a Department advisor.
Art History Focus Items (10-11 hrs.)
Art History majors follow one of two options below.
Option A--Graduate Study Path (10 hours):
In addition to the Art and Art History Core and Art History Options students complete:
Studio Art or Art History Electives (9 hours)*
Art History Thesis (1 hour)
*Electives may include: ART 4910 Independent Study in Art History, ART 4930 Special Topics in Art History, or ART 4530 Art Internship
Option B--Museum Studies/Art Administration Path (11 hours):
In addition to the Art and Art History Core and Art History Options, students complete course work offered through the American Humanics Certificate Program (School of Public Administration) and a directed internship at a regional arts institution or museum. Students must complete:
ART 4530 Art Internship (2 hours)
PA 3500 Non-Profit Organizations and Management (3 hours)
PA 4500 Non-Profit Resource Development (3 hours)
Students must also choose one of the following courses:
PA 4100 Marketing in Public, Non-Profit, and Aviation Organizations (3 hours)
PA 4200 Community Organizing and Social Change (3 hours)
PA 4590 Techniques/Topics in Non-Profit (3 hours)
Arts Elective (3 hours)
Foreign Languages (16-20 hrs.)
Minimum of two academic years of the same college level foreign language (or the high school equivalent as determined by the Department of Foreign Languages). Students interested in graduate study in art history must take college-level language courses, and additional course work is advised.
Total ART Credit Hours: 68-73