Art History Academic Information

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Art History Major

A liberal-arts degree program that focuses on the history of art and design as part of a broad program of general studies.

This degree program should enable students to place visual-cultural objects, including works of art and design, within a historical context, and to speak and write clearly and meaningfully about art and design and about the relationship of visual-cultural artifacts to the social environments in which they were made. 

Careers for graduates with an art history BA include positions in all areas of the gallery and museum professions, librarianships in fine-arts and special collections, private and public institutional staff positions in digital-collections management, slide librarianships, image-database design positions, art-cataloguing positions, art-library directorships, archiving and research positions, art criticism and art journalism for media organizations, periodicals and web-based outlets, creative art and design work, and of course graduate studies in the history of art, design and visual culture, as well as museum studies, all of which could lead to advanced careers in higher education, research and art curation.

Approved Languages: Four terms of a single foreign language are required. Although French, Spanish, Italian and German are most commonly pursued by undergraduates within this major, any foreign language is acceptable as long as it is followed through to completion of the standard four-term sequence.

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