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.

Requirements

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.

Degree Requirements

Art History/Studio Core (18 hrs.)
ART 1100Foundation Drawing & Design: Two Dimensional Applications

3 credits

ART 1110Foundation Drawing & Design: Three Dimensional Applications

3 credits

ART 2050Survey of Western Art History I

3 credits

ART 2060Survey of Western Art History II

3 credits

ART 3760Art History Seminar

3 credits

ART 4940Art History Methods

3 credits

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.

Ancient/Classical:

ART 4710/ART 8716Ancient Art History

3 credits

ART 2710Egyptian Art

3 credits

ART 2720Greek Art

3 credits

ART 2730Etruscan & Roman Art

3 credits

Medieval:

ART 4770Early Medieval Art

3 credits

ART 4780Late Medieval Art History

3 credits

Renaissance/Baroque:

ART 4810Northern European Renaissance Art History

3 credits

ART 4830/ART 8836Italian Renaissance Art History

3 credits

ART 4850/ART 8856Baroque and Rococo Art History

3 credits

19th Century/American:

ART 3830History of Photography

3 credits

ART 4880/ART 8886Modern Art I (Art of Europe and the Americas, 1850-1920)

3 credits

Modern/Contemporary:

ART 3800History of Design

3 credits

ART 3830History of Photography

3 credits

ART 4880/ART 8886Modern Art I (Art of Europe and the Americas, 1850-1920)

3 credits

ART 4890/ART 8896Modern Art II (Art of Europe and the Americas, 1918-1968)

3 credits

ART 4900/ART 8906Contemporary Art History since 1968

3 credits

Architecture:

ART 3770History of Architecture to 1850

3 credits

ART 3780History of Architecture Since 1850

3 credits

Non-Western Art:

ART 2040Cross-Cultural Survey of Art

3 credits

ART 2070Art of India and Southeast Asia

3 credits

ART 2080Art of China and Japan

3 credits

Theory/Criticism:

ART 4920Art in Theory and in Practice since 1900

3 credits

ART 4950Art Criticism

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:18

History (6 hrs.)

Courses to be determined in consultation with a Department advisor.

Total Credit Hours:6

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)

   MGMT 3200      Managerial Communications (3 hours)

   MGMT 3490      Management (3 hours)

                                                                                                                                 Subtotal: 10-11

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.

                                                                                                                                Subtotal: 16-20

 Total ART Credit Hours:  68-73